Japanese shares rose with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average headed near its highest yearly gain in four decades, where Japanese yen retreated to its weakest in more than five years. Moreover, Nikon Corp. the camera maker company that gets about 85% of sales overseas added 2.5%. Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Jumped the most on the Nikkei 225 after Daiwa Securities Group Inc. rated the shares new outperform. Meanwhile, Maruha Nichiro holdings Inc. dropped 2.7% after the recent report it will recall frozen food after pesticide was found in products. Nippon Paper Industries Co. tumbled 5.2%. At the same time, The Nikkei 225 is up 56% this year, the largest annual increase since a 92% surge in 1972. Today is the last day of trading in Japan until Jan. 6 . The broader Topix index climbed 0.7%, advancing for a fourth day and heading for the highest close since 2008.
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