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Tokyo: Stocks open up 1.62% as Japan Post starts trading

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 1.62 per cent higher Wednesday, as Japan Post Holdings and its banking and insurance units made their long-awaited market debut after the year's largest share sale.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange advanced 300.41 points to 18,983.65 at the start.

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