Tokyo shares open higher

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Tokyo, Jan 21 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading on Thursday slightly higher following the US dollar’s advance against the Japanese yen as the latter’s retreat boosted export-oriented issues.

At 9.15 a.m. (local time), the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 72.26 points, or 0.44 percent, from Wednesday to 16,488, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 3.84 points, or 0.29 percent, at 1,342. 81.

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