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Japan's Nikkei index touches 30,000 on post-Suga hopes

Tokyo market rallies on Prime Minister Suga's resignation announcement

The Nikkei Stock Average has climbed following Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's resignation announcement, briefly topping 30,000 on Sept. 7. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

TOKYO -- Japan's blue-chip Nikkei Stock Average briefly surpassed the 30,000 mark for the first time in five months on Tuesday morning as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's resignation announcement continued to fuel investor optimism.

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