Tokyo stocks open higher on higher U.S. shares, weaker yen

Japan Economic Newswire |

Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday, tracking solid U.S. shares overnight and boosted by the continued weaker tone of the yen.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 313.80 points, or 1.41 percent, from Thursday to 22,501.76. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 13.89 points, or 0.81 percent, at 1,723.57.

Gainers were led by electric appliances, machinery and non-ferrous metal issues.

==Kyodo

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