June 3, 2014 9:47 am JST

Nikkei recovers to 15,000 on Wall Street gains, higher dollar

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks opened higher Tuesday, with the Nikkei recovering to the 15,000 level for the first time since April 4 on overnight gains on Wall Street and the U.S. dollar's advance to the mid-102 yen range.

     In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 133.59 points, or 0.89 percent, from Monday to 15,069.51. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 9.96 points, or 0.82 percent, to 1,230.43.

     Overnight in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 26.46 points to an all-time high of 16,743.63 following the release of strong U.S. manufacturing data for May. The S&P 500 index also finished at a record high.