Tokyo stocks turned higher Tuesday on a weaker yen that lifted export-linked shares, while electronics maker Sony tumbled after rejecting a proposal to spin off its entertainment arm.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 143.02 points, or 1.00 percent, from Monday at 14,401.06.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 8.92 points, or 0.75 percent, at 1,193. 66.
Gainers were led by real estate, miscellaneous products and insurance companies, while decliners included mining, consumer finance and forestry and fishery issues.
The turnover was about 1,940.7 billion yen (about 19.71 billion dollars).