Tokyo stocks open higher after global rallies

A man walks past a stock quotation board flashing the Nikkei 225 key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on December 8, 2017. / AFP/

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo stocks opened higher Tuesday following global rallies the previous day, as Wall Street notched fresh records with US tax cuts in sight.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.29 percent, or 67.25 points, to 22,969.02 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.19 percent, or 3.37 points, at 1,821.27.

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