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Tokyo stocks higher in morning on firm Wall St. despite strong yen

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Tokyo stocks were higher Monday morning, tracking advances on Wall Street late last week, although sentiment was weighed down by a stronger yen against the U.S. dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 131.63 points, or 0.47 percent, from Friday to 27,933.27. The broader Topix index was up 11.50 points, or 0.59 percent, at 1,951.81. On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by marine transportation, wholesale trade and air transportation issues.

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