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Topix Caps Five-Week Advance as Nikkei 225 Extends 15-Year High

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Japanese stocks rose, with the Topix index posting a fifth straight weekly gain and the Nikkei 225 Stock Average extending a 15-year high, as metal product makers and paper manufacturers led the advance.

Wafer-maker Sumco Corp. jumped 5.3 percent to rise the most on the Topix Metal Products Index. Japan Display Inc. jumped 5.4 percent on a report the company is considering building a plant in Japan at Apple Inc.’s request. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., the country’s No. 1 lender, dropped 0.6 percent as the biggest drag on the Topix after gaining 6.9 percent the past two days.