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Tokyo Leads Asian Gains After Upbeat Data

Asian stock markets gained for a second consecutive session Friday with Tokyo leading gains for the region after a string of upbeat economic data in Japan.

The Nikkei surged 3.3%. The Shanghai Composite was up 1% while the Hang Seng rose 1.2%. The Sensex gained 1.8% and the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries stayed flat.