Tokyo stocks open higher on cheap yen

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, supported by a cheap yen against the dollar and shrugging off falls on Wall Street last week.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 1.08 percent, or 296.80 points, at 27,806.26 in early trade, while the broader Topix index added 0.91 percent, or 17.95 points, to 1,988.21.