Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo, Nov 15 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened higher on Tuesday as investors were cheered up by a record-high close of Dow Jones Industrial Average overnight and a softer yen.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 1.94 points, or 0.01 per cent, from Monday to 17,674.56, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange leapt 1.55 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 1,401.55.

Gainers were led by warehousing and harbor transportation service, mining and oil and coal product issues.