Tokyo stocks higher on hopes for recovery in tourism demand

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Tokyo stocks rose Thursday morning, tracking overnight advances on Wall Street, while some leisure-related issues were bought on hopes of a recovery in tourism demand ahead of Japan's Golden Week holidays starting later this month.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 339.01 points, or 1.26 percent, from Wednesday to 27,182.5. The broader Topix index was up 15.64 points, or 0.83 percent, to 1,905.7.

On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by air transportation, mining and nonferrous metal issues.