Nikkei ended 0.73 percent higher Friday on weak yen. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 96.41 points, or 0. 73 percent, from Thursday at 13,316.48. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 3.70 points, or 0.33 percent, at 1,126. 67. The turnover was about 2,550.4 billion yen (about 25.95 billion U.S. dollars).