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Tokyo stocks open higher helped by cheaper yen

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Tuesday as investors took heart from a cheaper yen and rallies on Wall Street, while keeping a close eye on corporate earnings reports.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.37 percent or 76.78 points, at 20,960.55 in early trade, while the broader Topix index rose 0.38 percent, or 5.93 points, to 1,587.26.