Japan's index finished at 57 percent higher than its 2012 close of 10,395.18.
Venezuela has finished the year with 56.2% inflation and economic growth of 1.6%, a decline from 5.6% in 2012.
Source: CMA, part of S&P Capital IQ
Wait, with Japanese consumer inflation rising at its "fastest pace in five years," shouldn't Japan's 5-year CDS spread be widening?
Here is more info on Venezuela's inflation rate and the Japanese stock market.