Tokyo stocks ended the morning session higher on Tuesday as sentiment was lifted by the yen's further depreciation.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 82.40 points, or 0. 53 percent, from Monday to 15,737.47.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 5.28 points, or 0.42 percent, to 1,264. 22.
Gainers were led by the paper and pulp, rubber and insurance sectors, while decliners included utility and real estate sectors.