URGENT: Tokyo's Nikkei index up over 2% on solid tech, airline shares

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index rose over 2 percent Thursday morning as technology shares got a boost from the first rise in eight trading days of the tech-heavy U.S. Nasdaq index overnight.

At 11:11 a.m., the Nikkei was up 2.06 percent or 565.30 points at 27,995.60.

The Tokyo market was also supported by firm airline issues on hopes for a rebound in travel demand after Japan increased its daily entry cap on arrivals from 20,000 to 50,000 on Wednesday.

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