Tokyo stocks opened higher Thursday, with investor sentiment lifted after U.S. shares rebounded overnight in New York.
In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 59.73 points, or 0.39 percent, from Wednesday to 15,326.34. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 4.90 points, or 0.39 percent, to 1,265.73.
Major gainers included metal products, utility and insurance shares.
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