Tokyo stocks close higher

4 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher Wednesday, as hopes for the continued increase in global economic activity as virus-related restrictions are further eased, coupled with the yen's softer tone, lifted the market mood.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 288.15 points, or 1.29 percent, from Tuesday to close the day at 22,613.76, reports Xinhua.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 11.40 points, or 0.72 percent, to finish at 1,599.08.

Transportation equipment, nonferrous metal and rubber product-linked issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play.