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Tokyo stocks close 0.84% higher

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Tokyo stocks closed 0.84 percent higher on Wednesday as investor sentiment improved after key indexes on Wall Street hit their highest levels in more than five years.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 95.94 points to 11,468.28 while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.05 percent, or 10.09 points, to 973.70.

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