Tokyo stocks open higher on buybacks, weaker yen

TOKYO, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened higher Thursday as investors bought back shares on dips after falls over the two previous sessions, with exporters boosted by a weaker yen.


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As of 9:15 am local time, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 65.19 points, or 0.31 percent, from Wednesday to 21,151.78.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, was up 5.86 points, or 0.38 percent, at 1,540.20.

Marine transportation, mining, and oil and coal product issues comprised those that rebounded the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell.