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Tokyo stocks up 0.69% by break

Tokyo shares rose 0.69 percent Thursday morning following gains on Wall Street after US Federal Reserve minutes showed no support for an early rise in interest rates.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 98.50 points to 14,398.19 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.71 percent, or 8.15 points, to 1,158.59.