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The good news about Japanese stocks is that corporations are buying back more of their shares than ever before. The bad news is everyone outside of Japan is selling the same equity, spurring concern that the market’s world-beating rally may fizzle.

Companies from Toyota Motor Corp. to Nomura Holdings Inc. helped spark a 13 percent advance in the Nikkei average by repurchasing shares trading at the cheapest levels in more than two decades.

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