Tokyo's Nikkei share average opens up 1.72 percent

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 00:13 hrs
An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange works at the bourse in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's benchmark Nikkei average opened up 1.72 percent at 11,236.70 on Wednesday, while the broader Topix gained 1.60 percent to 954.77.

(Reporting by Tokyo markets team)

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