Tokyo stocks close 0.30% higher

Tokyo stocks closed 0.30 percent higher Thursday tracking the Dow on Wall Street after it added to the previous session's record high, but a stronger yen weighed on the advance.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which hit a four-and-a-half-year high on Wednesday, gained 35.81 points to 11,968.08, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 0.11 percent, or 1.13 points, to 1,004.35.