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Tokyo: Stocks close higher as North Korea fears ease

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Tuesday on relief that North Korea had not yet taken any provocative action to mark an anniversary, but Kobe Steel dived after it admitted falsifying quality data for products shipped to hundreds of clients.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.64 per cent, or 132.80 points, to close at 20,823.51, its highest in more than two years. The broader Topix index ended the session up 0.47 per cent, or 7.98 points, at 1,695.14.

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