Japan Stocks Close Higher Wednesday

Tokyo, Tokyo shares ended higher on Wednesday with the Nikkei index rebounding to above the 19,000 level, tracing strong US shares overnight on renewed optimism about US President Donald Trump's economic stimulus policies.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 269.51 points, or 1.43%, from Tuesday at 19,057.50.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 15.25 points, or 1.01%, higher at 1,521.58.

Gainers were led by iron and steel, machinery and nonferrous metal issues.

The day's turnover was about 2,234.4 billion yen (around 19.67 billion US dollars).

Source: Qatar News Agency