Japanese stocks bounce back

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Tokyo, Jan 5 (Ians) Japanese stocks recovered lost ground in early trading to close higher at the morning break as investor sentiment was lifted when Chinese stocks staged a rebound after a rout a day earlier and fears settled about the outlook for the global economy.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 76.37 points, or 0.41 percent, from Monday to end the morning at 18,527.35, Xinhua reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 4.58 points, or 0.30 percent, to 1,514.25.

Notable advancers at the break comprised glass and ceramics, information and communication, and land transport-linked shares.

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