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Tokyo: Shares open higher

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher on Friday after two days of losses, helped by a lower yen as Europe's central bank left stimulus policies unchanged.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange's benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.27 per cent, or 46.54 points, to 17,005.31 in the first few minutes of trade.

The broader Topix index of all first-section issues inched up 0.09 per cent, or 1.16 points, to 1,347.11.