Tokyo stocks close higher, rebounding from rout

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Tuesday as investors bargain-hunted following sharp falls in the previous session on fears over an economic slowdown.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.53 percent, or 140.32 points, to close at 26,571.87, while the broader Topix index ended up 0.47 percent, or 8.73 points, at 1,873.01.