Nikkei ended 2.08 percent higher Friday. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 291.04 points from Thursday at 14,309.97, the highest closing level since May 29. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 17.87 points, or 1.53 percent, at 1,188.58. All 33 sectors gained led by steel, nonferrous metals and glass companies. The turnover was about 2,050.5 billion yen (about 20.43 billion U.S. dollars).