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Domestic-focused shares basked in glory

TOKYO -- Telecommunications operators, banks and other domestically focused stocks gained ground in the Tokyo market over the past year, while export-led shares languished amid a clouded global outlook.

     The market capitalization of first-section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange grew 15% from a year earlier to a total of 585 trillion yen ($4.81 trillion) at the end of the session on Wednesday, the final trading day of 2015.

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