Tokyo stocks open higher

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday as investors took heart from gains in US high-tech shares after the Fed decided against any major changes to its monetary policy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.63 percent or 172.60 points at 27,754.26 in early trade, while the broader Topix index gained 0.51 percent or 9.82 points to 1,929.47.

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