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Tokyo stocks up 0.59% by break

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Tokyo stocks gained 0.59 percent Monday morning after the government's nominee to lead the Bank of Japan vowed to do "everything possible" to conquer the country's long-running deflation.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 68.52 points to 11,674.90 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares increased 1.11 percent, or 10.88 points, to 995.21.

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