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Tokyo: Stocks open higher on weaker yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday as a weaker yen lifted investor sentiment.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.52 per cent, or 85.41 points, to 16,631.23 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.54 per cent, or 6.99 points, to 1,302.66.