TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose 2.1 percent to a five-week high on Friday after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England made unexpectedly strong commitments to easy money policies.
The benchmark Nikkei <.N225> added 291.04 points to 14,309.97, the highest closing level since May 29 but trade was relatively light. The broader Topix <.TOPX> index advanced 1.5 percent to 1,188.58.
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
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