Tokyo stocks open higher

Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday following gains on Wall Street, with investors shifting their focus to fresh data due in the coming days to get cues on US monetary policy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.49 percent or 129.69 points, at 26,620.22 in early trade, while the broader Topix index advanced 0.35 percent, or 6.63 points, to 1,888.96.