Tokyo stocks close high

Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday as a recovery in oil prices, hopes for more easing from the Bank of Japan and rally in Chinese shares bolstered investor sentiment.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 152.38 points, or 0.90 percent, from Friday to end the day at 17,110.91, Xinhua reported.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 18.44 points, or 1.34 percent, to finish at 1,392.63.
All industry categories on the main section closed in positive territory, with notable advancers comprising food, mining and other financing business-related issues.
The day’s turnover was 2,412.4 billion yen ($20.31 billion).