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Foreigners Add Most Japan Stocks Ever in Bullish Abe Bets

Foreigners are boosting holdings of Japanese stocks by the most on record, putting more at stake for overseas investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to revive the world’s third-largest economy.

Buyers from outside Japan pumped 12.9 trillion yen ($125 billion) into the nation’s stocks this year through November, Tokyo Stock Exchange data show, as the Topix index climbed 44 percent to lead developed markets. The inflows surpassed the previous highest total in 2005, which preceded a 1.9 percent increase for the Topix the following year.