Tokyo stocks rose in early trading Tuesday amid anticipation of hints at further monetary easing following a two-day Bank of Japan policy meeting that will wrap up later in the day.
In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 164.81 points, or 0.92 percent, from Monday to 18,130.51. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 9.14 points, or 0.62 percent, to 1,471.55.
Gainers were led by foods, agriculture and fisheries and pulp and paper issues.
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