Tokyo shares rebounded from morning' s losses and ended slightly higher on Friday, as the benchmark Nikkei index continued to rise for the 5th day on the back of easing geopolitical concerns.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average inched up 3.77 points, or 0. 02 percent, from Thursday to close at 15,318.34.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 0.18 point, or 0.01 percent, at 1,270. 68.
Gainers were led by shipping, real estate, and pharmaceutical shares, while mining, and oil and coal issues lost ground.
The turnover was about 1,392.1 billion yen (about 13.58 billion U.S. dollars).