The Tokyo Stock Exchange ended Friday on a positive note, driven by a decline in the yen but without much momentum as many financial centers are taking a break for the Easter weekend.
Nikkei 225 blue chips gained Friday 0.65% (110.42 points) at the close of trade, to 17 002.75 points. On the whole week, shortened to four sessions due to public holiday on Monday, it rose by 1.66%.
The broader Topix index of all first table titles for its part rose by 0.84% (11.44 points) to 1366.05 points.
On the foreign exchange component, the dollar hovered at the same time around 113.10 yen, up from the previous day closing (112.80 yen), as the euro, which was displayed at 126.25 yen (against 126.04 yen).
The announcement before the opening of inflation figures in Japan, remained stuck at zero in February, had little impact on the market.