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Tokyo: Stocks close higher with eyes on Fed's Yellen


[TOKYO] Japanese stocks ended higher Tuesday, as investors waited for fresh clues on the global economy and US central bank policy with remarks from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen in focus.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.57 per cent, or 114.50 points, to end the session at 20,195.48, while the Topix index of all first-section issues advanced 0.72 per cent, or 11.66 points, to close at 1,627.14.