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Tokyo stocks open 0.52% higher

Pedestrians walk past an electronic share price board in Tokyo on December 27, 2012. Tokyo stocks opened 0.52 percent higher on Monday, following US gains thanks to a steady December jobs report and an improvement in a key index for the service sector.

Tokyo stocks opened 0.52 percent higher on Monday, following US gains thanks to a steady December jobs report and an improvement in a key index for the service sector.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange opened up 55.58 points at 10,743.69.