Japanese Stocks in 2014

The Tokyo Stock Exchange: Influenced by geopolitical tensions, Japan's share prices have been rising and falling throughout 2014.
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Businessmen are reflected on a share prices board in Tokyo on August 11, 2014. Japan's share prices rose 329.08 points to close at 15,107.45 points at the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as investors searched for bargains after geopolitical tensions pushed the market into a steep decline. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo on August 11, 2014. Japan's share prices rose 329.08 points to close at 15107.45 points at the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as investors searched for bargains after geopolitical tensions pushed the market into a steep decline. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A businessman passes before a share prices board in Tokyo on June 19, 2014. Japan's share prices rose 245.36 points to close at 15,361.16 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, tracking Wall Street's gains as the US Federal Reserve hinted that interest rates would stay at record lows well into next year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man passes before a share prices board in Tokyo on May 22, 2014. Japan's share prices rose 295.62 points to close at 14,337.79 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as upbeat Chinese data boosted sentiment while a sharp decline in the yen lifted exporter shares. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo on May 7, 2014. Japan's share prices fell 332.39 points to close at 14,125.12 points at the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as they played catch-up to losses on Wall Street and as the yen rose against the dollar. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A businessman walks in front of a share prices board illustrating the numbers for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on April 16, 2014. Japan's share prices rose 420.87 points to close at 14,417.68 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as bargain-buying and a weaker yen lifted the Japanese market, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman walks past a share price board in Tokyo on March 3, 2014. Japanese stocks fell 188.84 points to close at 14,652.23 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on fears of a conflict between Russia and Ukraine after Moscow's decision to send troops into the former Soviet republic was blasted by world leaders as a 'clear violation' of its sovereignty. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man passes before a share prices board in Tokyo on February 21, 2014. Japan's share prices rose 416.49 points to close at 14,865.67 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, clawing back losses from the previous day as Wall Street rallied and shares of Japanese exporters got a boost from the weaker yen. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man passes before a share prices board in Tokyo on January 27, 2014. Japan's share prices fell 3850.83 points to close at 15,005.73 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, following a sell-off on Wall Street and as the dollar sank against the yen on concerns over emerging economies. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo on January 24, 2014. Japan's share prices fell 241.09 points to close at 15,454.80 points in the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, tracking falls on Wall Street and hit by a rally in the yen against the dollar. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man passes before a share prices board in Tokyo on January 14, 2014. Japan's share prices fell 489.66 points to close at 15,422.40 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, hit by a stronger yen and tracking heavy losses on Wall Street after weaker-than-expected US jobs data. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pedestrians walk past a share prices board in Tokyo on January 8, 2014. Japan's share prices rose 307.08 points to close at 16,121.45 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, after losses over the first two trading days of the new year, as Wall Street rose and the dollar firmed against the yen. (AFP/Getty Images)
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