Tokyo stocks snapped a four-day losing streak, taking a positive lead from record highs on Wall Street as US tax cuts edged a step closer.
The Nikkei rose by 1.5 percent. Hong Kong stocks also rallied.
All three main indexes finished at new records on hopes that market-friendly US tax cuts will be passed this week. The Hang Seng Index added 0.7 percent. And, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.05 percent
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