Tokyo stocks close higher

20 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher Tuesday, as the market inherited a positive lead from U.S. shares advancing overnight after a U.S. biotech firm's first human trial of a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 had been "positive."

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 299.72 points, or 1.49 percent, from Monday to close the day at 20,433.45, marking its highest closing level since March 6.