Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, extending rallies on Wall Street on fresh hopes for coronavirus treatments.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 1.27 percent or 281.98 points at 22,572.79 in early trade, while the broader Topix index gained 1.28 percent or 19.67 points to 1,554.87.
Stocks in Asia traded higher on Monday morning as investors shrug off concerns over the rising number of coronavirus cases stateside.
The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 1.34% in early trade as shares of conglomerate Softbank Group and robot maker Fanuc jumped more than 2% each. The Topix index also advanced 1.44%. South Korea™s Kospi gained 0.6%.
Meanwhile, Australia™s S&P/ASX 200 added 1.44% as shares of major banks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac surged more than 2%...