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Tokyo: Stocks close up 1.46%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 1.46 per cent higher on Wednesday following strong gains on Wall Street and as the weaker yen lifted exporter shares.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 224.00 points to 15,553.91, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 1.49 per cent, or 18.64 points, at 1,270.64.