Tue, 02 Mar 2021

TOKYO, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors sought out bargains, with sentiment bolstered by hopes for a new COVID-19 relief package in the United States.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 391.25 points, or 1.39 percent, from Monday to close the day at 28,633.46.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, gained 10.35 points, or 0.56 percent, to finish at 1,855.84.

Rubber product, electric power and gas and air transportation issues comprised those that advanced the most by the close of play.

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