Tokyo shares end up on weak yen, reports of China trade offer to U.S.

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Tokyo shares ended higher Friday on a weak yen, with investors welcoming media reports that China had offered concessions to reduce its trade surplus with the United States.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 91.99 points, or 0.40 percent, from Thursday at 22,930.36. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 6.88 points, or 0.38 percent, higher at 1,815.25.

Gainers were led by oil and coal product, mining and insurance issues.

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