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Tokyo: Stocks close up on weak yen

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[TOKYO]Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday with exporters buoyed by a sharp drop in the yen, following a record close on Wall Street.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.94 per cent, or 170.47 points, to close at 18,333.41, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues gained 0.86 per cent, or 12.46 points, to 1,459.96.


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