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Tokyo stocks open sharply higher after Wall St. rally

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks rose in volatile trade Tuesday as hopes for curbing in the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and Europe offset caution about the impact of a state of emergency in Japan to be declared later in the day.

    The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 373.88 points, or 2.01 percent, from Monday at 18,950.18 after briefly recovering to the 19,000 level for the first time in a week.

    The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 26.91 points, or 1.96 percent, higher at 1,403.21.

    Gainers were led by glass and ceramics product, service and rubber product issues.

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