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Tokyo stocks rise 0.39% by break

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Tokyo stocks rose 0.39 percent in the morning session Monday, after US jobs data came in well above expectations last week, while the dollar surged against the yen.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 55.34 points to 14,365.31 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.22 percent, or 2.62 points, to 1,191.20.

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