A woman walks by a world stock index display of a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.6 percent to 9,891.15, its highest level since April, after the country's Liberal Democratic Party swept back into power at weekend elections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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A woman walks by a world stock index display of a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.6 percent to 9,891.15, its highest level since April, after the country's Liberal Democratic Party swept back into power at weekend elections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
A woman walks by a world stock index display of a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.6 percent to 9,891.15, its highest level since April, after the country's Liberal Democratic Party swept back into power at weekend elections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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