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Tokyo shares close 2.03% higher

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Tokyo stocks jumped 2.03 percent Tuesday as weaker yen helped lift the market after the eurozone told Cyprus to revise its controversial proposal to tax bank depositors as part of a larger bailout deal.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 247.60 points to 12,468.23, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 1.71 percent, or 17.55 points, at 1,045.89.

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