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Tokyo: Stocks open higher on Friday

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday with investor sentiment buoyed by the Dow's record-setting advance on Wall Street and the dollar's rise to four-month highs against the yen.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which shot up almost seven percent on Thursday, added 0.87 per cent, or 151.19 points, to 17,495.61 in the first few minutes of trade. The broader Topix index of all-first section issues was up 0.82 per cent, or 11.24 points, at 1,387.59.

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