Agence France-PresseMarch 6, 2014 23:37
Tokyo stocks opened 0.96 percent higher on Friday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street and the yen's fall ahead of a US jobs report for February.
The Nikkei-225 index, which jumped 1.59 percent Thursday, added 146.01 points to 15,280.76 at the start.
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 Thursday jumped to a new record high ahead of Friday's February US jobs report, finishing 0.17 percent higher at 1,877.03, although rising tensions over Ukraine curbed gains.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.38 percent to 16,421.89.