Tokyo stocks rise in morning on gains in tech shares


Tokyo stocks rose Friday morning, spurred by buying in major technology shares after gains by U.S. peers overnight.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 116.70 points, or 0.43 percent, from Thursday to 27,518.75. The broader Topix index was up 4.10 points, or 0.21 percent, at 1,969.27.

On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by precision instrument, electric appliance and marine transportation shares.

Kyodo News

Kyodo News