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Tokyo stocks close higher ahead of G-20


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Thursday boosted by a halt in the yen's appreciation, with investors focused on this week's Group of 20 summit and key US-China trade talks.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 1.19 per cent or 251.58 points to end at 21,338.17, while the broader Topix index rose 1.23 per cent or 18.93 points at 1,553.27.