The share prices of bank note-related firms received a boost Friday after the government revealed it will redesign the 1,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen bills in an effort to thwart counterfeiting operations.

ATM manufacturers Omron Corp. and Oki Electric Industry Co., along with vending machine distributor Fuji Denki Reiki Co., posted sharp gains Friday. Oki was the volume leader for the day.

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