Tokyo stocks opened higher Tuesday, boosted by exporter issues amid the yen's weakness against the U.S. dollar.
In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 103.05 points, or 0.37 percent, from Monday to 27,796.70. The broader Topix index was up 8.14 points, or 0.41 percent, at 1,987.36.
On the top-tier Prime Market, gainers were led by electric power and gas, land transportation and marine transport shares.
At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 132.59-62 yen compared with 132.58-68 yen in New York and 131.78-80 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Monday.
The euro was quoted at $1.0729-0730 and 142.26-30 yen against $1.0721-0731 and 142.23-33 yen in New York, and $1.0781-0782 and 142.08-12 yen in Tokyo late Monday afternoon.