Tokyo stocks soared at the open Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, underscoring its confidence in the health of the world's top economy.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 1.65 percent, or 314.66 points, to 19,364.57 in opening deals, after surging 2.61 percent a day earlier.
The Topix index of all first-section shares surged 1.64 percent, or 25.23 points, to 1,565.95.
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