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Tokyo: Shares open higher on a weaker yen


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened up on a lower yen on Tuesday, despite a weak session on Wall Street and as investors awaited key US jobs figures and a European Central Bank meeting later this week.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 0.26 per cent, or 51.61 points, at 19,799.08 in opening deals, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.33 per cent, or 5.27 points, to 1,585.52.