Tokyo stocks open higher

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday as investors took heart from Wall Street rallies that shrugged off recent market weakness.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.47 percent, or 130.77 points, at 27,705.20 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.55 percent, or 10.66 points, at 1,952.16.