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Shares in Japanese conglomerate Toshiba rose by 2.9% in choppy trade in Tokyo, following a sharp fall on Thursday.
Its stock tumbled 16% yesterday on fears about losses linked to its US nuclear power business.
In the broader market Japan's Nikkei was little changed.
Stocks in China rebounded on better-than-expected growth data for the final quarter of last year. The Shanghai composite gained 0.5% to 3,118 points.