Agence France-PresseJune 10, 2013 04:33
Tokyo stocks surged 4.94 percent Monday on the back of a weaker yen and better-than-expected US jobs data.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which lost 6.51 percent last week, closed up 636.67 points to 13,514.20, while the Topix index of all first-section issues soared 5.21 percent, or 55.02 points, to 1,111.97.
Tokyo's rally was helped by a sharply weakened yen after the US Labor Department said the economy added 175,000 jobs in May.
The figure was better than expected, but analysts said it was not enough to prompt the Fed to pull back on its easy-money policies.