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Tokyo: Stocks up as Japan railway soars on trading debut

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose on Tuesday as a fall in the yen boosted exporters while Kyushu Railway skyrocketed on its trading debut, after one of the year's biggest initial public offerings.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.76 per cent, or 130.83 points, to 17,365.25 by the close, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.71 per cent, or 9.71 points, to 1,377.32.