Tokyo stocks higher in morning on hopes for travel demand recovery

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Tokyo stocks rose Wednesday morning, tracking overnight advances on Wall Street and benefiting from gains in some inbound-related shares that were bought on hopes for a recovery in travel demand after the Japanese government said it will accept small-scale package tours of foreign visitors this month. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average advanced 191.40 points, or 0.72 percent, from Tuesday to 26,851.15. The broader Topix index was up 13.58 points, or 0.73 percent, at 1,880.29. On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by air transportation, precision instrument and electric appliance issue…

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