Tokyo shares erased losses in the morning session and rebounded higher by close on Friday as investors maintained optimism that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would introduce new economic policies to restore Japan's economy in his election pledge.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 56.65 points, or 0.33 percent, from Thursday at 17,357.51.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 2.54 points, or 0.18 percent, at 1,400. 18.
Gainers were led by pulp and paper, mining as well as oil and coal products issues.
The turnover was about 2,495.9 billion yen (about 21.19 billion U.S. dollars).