Stocks in Japan and China led most Asian shares higher on Thursday despite ongoing investor concern in the US over a possible interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 closed up 1.43% at 18,991.11 points, with shares boosted by a weaker yen.
The US dollar was at 121.30 yen on Thursday in Tokyo compared to 121.44 yen in US trade.
A weaker yen gives a boost to Japan’s big exporters.
It helps make their products cheaper to buy overseas and gives a boost to their earnings.
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