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Tokyo: Stocks rise in early trade on yen, Wall St gain


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose in early trading on a slightly weaker yen on Friday and following a positive lead from Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 0.26 per cent, or 50.32 points, to 19,096.87 in early deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares ticked up 0.17 per cent, or 2.60 points, to 1,542.95.