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Tokyo stocks open higher after Wall Street gains


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, supported by big gains on Wall Street last week as fears of accelerated US interest rate increases abated.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.98 per cent or 213.54 points to 22,106.32 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.71 per cent or 12.56 points at 1,773.09.