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TOKYO, Dec 25 AFP

December 25 2012, 6:56PM

Tokyo stocks have closed 1.41 per cent higher as a weak yen helped boost the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 140.06 points to 10,080.12, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.64 per cent, or 5.29 points, at 838.01 at the close on Tuesday.

The market surged last week following a return to power for the country's conservatives.