Agence France-PresseMay 22, 2013 02:45
Tokyo stocks climbed 1.60 percent to close at their highest level in more than five years Wednesday, with investor appetite unabated due to a weak yen and record-setting levels on Wall Street.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 246.24 points to 15,627.26, the best finish since late December 2007. The Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.44 percent, or 5.64 points, at 1,276.03.
Stocks maintained their gains after the Bank of Japan made its widely-expected announcement of no new easing measures.