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Tokyo: Shares close 0.44% higher on weak yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.44 per cent on Thursday as a weakening yen boosted exporters while falling oil prices lifted Japanese airline shares.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 90.28 points, to end at 20,683.95, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.57 per cent, or 9.51 points, to 1,664.88.

AFP