Japan’s household spending dipped 10.2 percent in September on-year, according to the internal affairs ministry data released before the opening bell.
Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index closed up more than 1.0% Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed the US Federal Reserve’s pledge to continue its easy-money policies.
The Nikkei 225 index rose 1.01%, or 302.42 points, to 30 216.75, while the broader Topix index advanced 1.23%, or 24.48 points, to 2 008.51.
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