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TOKYO, Feb 1 AFP

February 01 2013, 11:49AM

Japanese shares have opened 0.48 per cent higher, as investors continue to rally around the yen's depreciation.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange added 53.92 points to 11,192.58 shortly after the opening bell on Friday.