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TOKYO, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened higher Tuesday, with technology issues tracking their U.S. peers higher overnight, while hopes for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine in Britain which has shown positive results in trials lifting the market mood.
As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 150.07 points, or 0.66 percent, from Monday to 22,867.55.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 3.55 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,580.58.
Service, information and telecommunication, and electric appliance issues comprised those that gained the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell.