The benchmark Nikkei average rebounded to retake 18,000 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, supported by buybacks after a sharp fall the previous day, but its upside was heavy.

The Nikkei gained 60.78 points, or 0.34 percent, to close at 18,026.48. On Monday, it lost 298.52 points.

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