Tokyo stocks ended slightly higher Thursday, with market sentiment buoyed by U.S. stocks' rebound overnight in New York, although the market was top-heavy under the weight of a relatively higher yen.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 41.88 points, or 0.27 percent, from Wednesday at 15,308.49. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 2.60 points, or 0.21 percent, higher at 1,263.43.
Major gainers included utility, metal products and communication shares.
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