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Tokyo: Stocks close higher on weaker yen, stimulus report

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Thursday, with exporters boosted by a weaker yen while a report said Japan's government is planning a stimulus package twice as big as initially thought.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.77 per cent, or 128.33 points, to 16,810.22, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.65 per cent, or 8.64 points, to 1,339.39.