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Tokyo stocks 0.48% higher by break

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Tokyo stocks were 0.48 percent higher on Monday morning, on the back of lingering optimism over a sharp rally on Wall Street which pushed close to new records.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 54.03 points to 11,245.37 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.07 percent, or 10.08 points, to 952.73.

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