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Tokyo stocks advance

Tokyo: Tokyo stocks gained on Tuesday as jangled nerves over the recent attacks in Paris subsided, sending the yen lower versus the US dollar, and gains on overseas bourses overnight saw investors’ sentiment to buy return.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 236.94 points (1.22 percent) from Monday to close the day at 19,630.63, Xinhua reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 14.58 points (0.93 percent) to end at 1,586.11.

The day’s notable advancers were led by iron and steel, oil and coal products and agriculture and fisheries-related issues.

The day’s turnover was 2,651.3 billion yen ($21.48 billion).