Tokyo stocks rose slightly on Thursday morning as market sentiment was lifted by brisk U.S. economic data.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 7.95 points, or 0.05 percent, from Wednesday to 15,075.91.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 0.50 point, or 0.04 percent, to 1,234. 45.
Major gainers included air transport, precision machinery and retail issues.