Tokyo shares ended the morning session higher Tuesday on an overnight rebound in the U.S. market and a weaker yen.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 114.55 points, or 0. 82 percent, from Monday to 14,024.71.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 4.62 points, or 0.41 percent, at 1,137. 38.
Gainers were led by information and communication, steel, and paper and pulp shares.