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Tokyo: Shares open higher, track Wall Street gains

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher on bargain-hunting Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street after sliding two sessions in a row.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.53 per cent, or 85.23 points, to 16,168.34 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.37 per cent, or 4.71 points, to 1,276.69.