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Tokyo: Stocks open higher despite North Korea missile launch

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks were higher on Friday morning with investors keeping their calm despite North Korea's launching its second missile over Japan in less than a month.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.21 per cent, or 40.95 points, to 19,848.39 in early trade while the Topix was up 0.22 per cent, or 3.52 points, at 1,635.65.


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