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Asian Markerts at Close Report March 11, 2013.: Asia stocks mostly higher, Japan leads.

By Sarah Turner , MarketWatch    SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Asia stocks traded mostly higher Monday as investors reacted to U.S. and Chinese data, with Tokyo managing outperform the rest of the region on further weakness for the Japanese yen.   Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average JP:100000018 +0.53%  ended 0.5% higher, with Tokyo’s broader Topix benchmark rallying 1.9%. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Taiex XX:Y9999 +0.29% , and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HK:HSI -0.0049%  each climbed 0.3% in late trading, while Australia’s S&am