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Self-driving tech gets lift in Tokyo stock market

TOKYO -- Driverless cars have emerged as a hot topic in the Japanese stock market, with investors making a play for companies developing technology in this field.

Toyota Motor advanced 4% on Monday while Honda Motor rose 3.7%.  The gains in auto stocks would not have been this robust had investors been reacting only to a weaker yen, the product of renewed expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike, said a trader at a domestic brokerage.

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