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Tokyo: Stocks open higher


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning as investors chased selected major shares, while stocks in troubled airbag supplier Takata were suspended as it filed for bankruptcy protection.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.23 per cent, or 46.62 points, to 20,179.29 in morning trading, while the Topix index of all first-section issues gained 0.22 per cent, or 3.51 points, to 1,614.85 yen.