People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Asian markets have risen amid optimism that Japan’s new leaders will stimulate its sluggish economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.  Asian markets have risen amid optimism that Japan’s new leaders will stimulate its sluggish economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Asian markets have risen amid optimism that Japan’s new leaders will stimulate its sluggish economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)