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Tokyo: Stocks close higher as yen stays weak

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday as a cheaper yen helped boost market sentiment, with investors pursuing shares in companies expected to report brisk earnings.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.47 per cent, or 104.29 points, to end at 22,319.61, while the broader Topix index was up 0.25 per cent, or 4.40 points, at 1,772.13.


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