Tokyo stocks up 2.10% by break

Tokyo stocks rose 2.10 percent Friday morning, taking its cue from Wall Street, where the Dow hit a record high for a third straight day, while the yen weakened further against the dollar.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which ended at a four-and-a-half-year high on Thursday, added 251.03 points to 12,219.11 by the break. The Topix index of all first-section shares was up 1.23 percent, or 12.37 points, at 1,016.72.