Tokyo stocks closed higher on Tuesday, led by heavyweight technology-related shares on Wall Street while issues were also lifted by a weaker yen.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei stock index, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average, ended up 291.07 points, or 0.92 percent, from Monday at 31,856.71.
The broader Topix index finished 24.22 points, or 1.08 percent, higher at 2,265.71.
Tracking the strong performance of high-tech stocks in the overnight U.S. market, buying spread to heavyweight semiconductor-related stocks here in Tokyo, pushing up Japan’s Nikkei.
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