Tokyo stocks up 0.60% by break

Tokyo stocks rose 0.60 percent Thursday morning supported by further yen weakness, while dealers also followed the Dow on Wall Street after it added to the previous session's record high.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which hit a four-and-a-half-year high on Wednesday, gained 72.10 points to 12,004.37 by the break. The Topix index of all first-section shares added 0.44 percent, or 4.41 points, to 1,007.63.