Agence France-PresseMarch 31, 2014 08:17
Tokyo stocks closed 0.90 percent higher Monday, lifted by a weaker yen and bargain-hunting, despite a surprise decline in Japan's factory output.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 131.80 points to close at 14,827.83, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.38 percent, or 16.37 points, to 1,202.89.
The upbeat start to the week came after a better-than-expected rise in US consumer incomes and spending, which led New York's three main indices higher. The Dow rose 0.36 percent, the S&P 500 added 0.46 percent and the Nasdaq gained 0.11 percent.