Tokyo stocks close 0.53% higher

Tokyo stocks closed 0.53 percent higher Monday thanks to a weakening yen and as traders followed another record finish for the Dow on Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 65.43 points to 12,349.05, while the the Topix index of all first-section shares added 1.91 percent, or 19.48 points, to 1,039.98.