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Tokyo: Stocks rally after upbeat US jobs data

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended higher on Monday as forecast-beating US jobs data lifted sentiment and weakened the yen, giving a boost to exporters including Toyota and rival automaker Nissan.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rallied 2.44 per cent, or 396.12 points, to finish at 16,650.57, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares advanced 2.00 per cent, or 25.63 points, to 1,305.53.