Asian share markets closed mixed Friday, with the Tokyo market advancing on exporters' gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 climbed 0.8%, China's Shanghai Composite dropped 1.2% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1%. South Korea's Kospi Composite added 0.4%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index inched down 0.1% and Taiwan's Taiex closed flat. New Zealand's NZX 50 gained 0.8%, while Singapore's Straits Times Index added 0.3% and India's Sensex slid 0.1% in afternoon trading.

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