February 25, 2014 9:38 am JST

Nikkei recovers to 15,000 level in early trading

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks opened higher Tuesday, with the Nikkei index briefly regaining the 15,000 threshold for the first time in about a month, as buying was encouraged by a strong overnight performance on Wall Street.
     In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 150.55 points, or 1.01 percent, from Monday to 14,988.23, after topping 15,000 for the first time since Jan. 31. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 9.05 points, or 0.74 percent, to 1,228.12.
     Major advancers included glass, machinery and information and communication issues.
     The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average closed overnight at a one-month high. Major advancers included glass, machinery and information and communication issues.