Tokyo stocks up 0.69% by break

Tokyo stocks gained 0.69 percent Wednesday morning as investor sentiment improved after key indexes on Wall Street hit their highest levels in more than five years.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 78.99 points to 11,451.33 by the break while the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.84 percent, or 8.05 points, to 971.66.