TOKYO, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Nikkei closed above the 9,000 line for the first time in 4 weeks on Friday as good sign of global economy recovery and weak yen.
The 225-issue average added 19.82 points, or 0.22 percent, to finish at 9,002.68. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 2.09 points, or 0.28 percent, to 754.39.
The gainers included utilities, machinery makers and rubber products makers, while miscellaneous products makers, consumer finance firms and sea transport companies posted losses.
The turnover was about 1,039.3 billion yen (about 13.10 billion U. S. dollars).