Japan’s TOPIX gained 0.6 percent, marking its longest weekly winning streak since 1973. The Bank of Japan this week said it would shift to US Federal Reserve-style open-ended asset purchases and the yen weakened as falling consumer prices added to the case for further easing.
In other markets on Friday:
Manila closed 0.82 percent higher, adding 50.37 points from Thursday to 6,167.64.
Mumbai rose 0.9 percent, or 179.75 points, to 20,103.53.
Wellington rose 0.24 percent, or 9.91 points, to 4,199.82.