Tokyo stocks open 0.22% higher

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened 0.22 per cent higher on Wednesday, extending gains on a weak yen after logging their best finish in two months the previous day.

The Nikkei 225 index, which closed above 15,000 for the first time in two months on Tuesday, added 33.16 points to 15,067.41 at the start.

The higher opening came despite a slight fall on Wall Street.

US stocks Tuesday eased off from the previous day's records as investors looked ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank meeting and Friday's monthly US jobs report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged down 0.13 per cent to 16,722.34, while the S&P 500 was flat, slipping 0.04 per cent to 1,924.24.

The dollar fetched 102.59 yen early Wednesday compared with 102.52 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon.

The euro bought US$1.3620 and 139.63 yen against US$1.3627 and 139.73 yen.

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