TOKYO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed slightly higher Friday as investors were heartened by a halt in the yen's appreciation. However, gains were capped by investors unloading holdings ahead of a four-day holiday through next Tuesday in Japan.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 40.93 points, or 0.18 percent, from Thursday to close the day at 23,360.30.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, rose 8.02 points, or 0.49 percent, to finish at 1,646.42.
Pulp and paper, air transportation and land transportation issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.