Tokyo stocks opened higher Monday as investor sentiment was supported by gains on Wall Street late last week.
In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 61.88 points, or 0.22 percent, from Friday to 27,961.65. The broader Topix index was up 5.29 points, or 0.27 percent, at 1,972.32.
On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by air transportation, nonferrous metal, and electric power and gas issues.
At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 140.25-28 yen compared with 140.34-44 yen in New York and 139.81-84 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Friday.
The euro was quoted at $1.0329-0333 and 144.86-95 yen against $1.0319-0329 and 144.85-95 yen in New York, and $1.0375-0376 and 145.07-11 yen in Tokyo late Friday afternoon.