TOKYO, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nikkei hit a 23-month high Friday as the Japanese cabinet approved a stimulus package worth 20 trillion yen.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 148.93 points, or 1. 40 percent, from Thursday at 10,801.57.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 9.67 points, or 1.09 percent, to 898. 69.
The gainers were the insurance, miscellaneous products and mining companies, while the losers were metal products, textile and securities sectors.
The turnover was 2,113.7 billion yen (about 23.76 billion U.S. dollars).