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Review: Japanese stocks rise to 15-month closing high

The Nikkei-225 Stock Average edged up on Monday to a 15-month closing high as investors gathered defensive stocks while exporter shares were disallowed due to the yen's increase, though volume was suppressed ahead of key economic and political global events later this week.

The Nikkei grew by 0.2 percent to 19,633.75, its highest level since December 2015.

Nevertheless, trading volume on the primary exchange was the third lowest during this year at 1.47 trillion yen.

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