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Tokyo shares close 2.71% higher


Tokyo stocks jumped 2.71 percent Thursday, following a strong lead from Wall Street and as the government nominated a new Bank of Japan governor known to favour aggressive monetary easing.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 305.39 points to 11,559.36, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 2.30 percent, or 21.94 points, to 975.66.