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Tokyo: Shares open higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher Tuesday as the yen's fall encouraged investors, while markets awaited Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's speech later in the day.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.46 per cent, or 92.01 points, to 20,245.36 in morning trading, while the Topix index of all first-section issues gained 0.45 per cent, or 7.31 points, to 1,619.52 yen.