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Election season is boosting the performance of Japanese stocks as investors bet on potential market winners, including renewable energy and pharmaceuticals. (Source photo by Nikkei)
Market Spotlight

How the winner of Japan's PM race could affect markets

Ruling party set to choose between four very different candidates

JADA NAGUMO, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- The prospect of a new prime minister has sent Japan's stock market to its highest level since 1990 as investors hope stronger leadership and fresh policies will spark change in the world's third-largest economy.

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