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Tokyo: Shares open higher as yen drops further

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened higher on Thursday as the yen fell further, lifting exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.56 per cent, or 94.36 points, to 16,913.60 in the first minutes of trade, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues gained 0.51 per cent, or 6.94 points, to 1,354.75.