1. Tokyo Stock Exchange staff and visitors to TSE doing commemorative applause to mark the start of trading of the new year
2. Wide shot, women wearing traditional "Kimono", standing in front of price index board
3. Mid shot, women in Kimonos
4. Close shot, women in Kimonos
5. Wide shot, women in Kimonos
6. Wide shot, Tokyo Stock Exchange trading floor
7. Mid shot, floor
8. Various, traders
9. Tilt from trading floor to wide of stock exchange
10. Euro traders shot through window
11. Close shot, EU flag
12. Panning shot of Euro spot traders
13. Close shot, hand of trader
14. Close shot, trader
15. Mid shot, traders
16. Close shot, trader
17. Close shot, Euro notes
18. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Hirotaro Nakazawa, Currency Desk Chief, Meitan Tradition Co.Ltd
" It seems that the euro is being bought for the time being. But I think this is just a temporary movement. I think that vis-a-vis the dollar and other currencies, it would be difficult for the euro to be appreciated any further. So, it will be adjusted in a long term. As for the euro-yen trading , since there are not many good factors for the yen, I think that the euro will continuously be appreciated against yen."
19. Panning shot of dollar-yen foreign exchange
20. Mid shot, Japanese and US flags and trader
21. Close shot, trader in Kimono
22. Close shot, yen-dollar rate index board
23. Wide shot, foreign exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange staff commemorated the start of trading of the new year on Friday.
A short ceremony with wishes for the success of the new year was held shortly before the start of trading at 0000gmt.
Tokyo stocks finished sharply higher in a half-day session.
The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average climbed 328.87 points, or 3.12 percent, closing at 10,871.49.
Last Friday, the average closed up 85.01 points, or 0.81 percent.
Financial markets in Tokyo were closed Monday through Thursday for the New Year's holidays.
Friday's Tokyo Stock Exchange was a half-day session and full-day activity was to resume on Monday.
Although many Japanese companies opened their doors on Friday following the New Year's holidays, some businesses remained closed.
On the stock market, the Nikkei index advanced Friday as technology issues and major autos led the rally on the heels of sharp gains overnight in US technology issues on Wall Street.
Despite solid gains, players remained cautious about the market's near-term outlook because of the country's weak economic fundamentals.
The broader Tokyo Stock Price Index of all issues listed on the first section was up 21.82 points, or 2.12 percent, closing Friday at 1,053.96.
The TOPIX closed up 18.41 points, or 1.82 percent, on December 28.
In currency dealings, investors have sold the yen amid concern about the outlook for the economy in Japan.
The euro was traded at 118.86 yen, up from 115.94 yen late last Friday in Tokyo
The dollar firmed against the yen in a narrow trading range amid recent bearishness over the Japanese currency.
The dollar purchased 131.51 yen at late morning, up 0.05 yen from late Friday, last week, in Tokyo, but below its late New York level of 131.72 yen overnight.
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