A man talking on a mobile phone walks past an electronic board showing stock prices outside a securities company in Tokyo Thursday, March 7, 2013. Japan's Nikkei 225 index topped 12,000 for the first time in more than four years, but stock markets elsewhere in Asia flagged following Wall Street's eye-popping performance this week. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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A man talking on a mobile phone walks past an electronic board showing stock prices outside a securities company in Tokyo Thursday, March 7, 2013. Japan's Nikkei 225 index topped 12,000 for the first time in more than four years, but stock markets elsewhere in Asia flagged following Wall Street's eye-popping performance this week. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
A man talking on a mobile phone walks past an electronic board showing stock prices outside a securities company in Tokyo Thursday, March 7, 2013. Japan's Nikkei 225 index topped 12,000 for the first time in more than four years, but stock markets elsewhere in Asia flagged following Wall Street's eye-popping performance this week. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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