Japan stocks rise as Nikkei ends worst year ever (AP)

Japanese visitors applaud during a ceremony to mark the end of this year's trading at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Tuesday morning, Dec. 30, 2008. The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average rose 112.39 points, or 1.28 percent, from Monday to 8,859.56 in the half-day session. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)AP – A miserable year for Japanese stocks ended with a modest gain Tuesday that did little to mitigate the market’s worst annual performance on record.

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