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Tokyo stocks close up 0.47% after Japan election

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Tokyo shares rose 0.47 percent on Monday as investors welcomed an election victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 68.13 points to 14,658.04, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.38 percent, or 4.55 points, to 1,216.53.

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