Tokyo stocks end higher on firm tech shares, U.S. stock futures

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Tokyo stocks ended higher Friday, lifted by advances in technology shares with improved sentiment supported by firm U.S. futures.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 320.72 points, or 1.23 percent, from Thursday to 26,491.97. The broader Topix index was up 14.98 points, or 0.81 percent, at 1,866.72.

On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by marine transportation, chemical and electric appliance issues.