Stocks bounced back slightly on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday thanks to buybacks after the previous day’s plunge.
The 225-issue Nikkei average advanced 36.90 points, or 0.19 percent, to finish at 19,590.76. On Thursday, the key market gauge tumbled 261.02 points.
The Topix index of all first-section issues ended up 4.72 points, or 0.30 percent, at 1,559.73, after losing 20.81 points the previous day.
Stocks got off to a firmer...