Tokyo stocks close up 2.17% on gains on Wall Street, weaker yen

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks closed 2.17 per cent higher, with investors encouraged by gains on Wall Street and a weaker yen ahead of the release of key US jobs data.

The Nikkei-225 index soared 307.29 points to 14,462.41, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues was up 2.30 percent, or 26.77 points, to 1,189.14.