Shares close 1.94% higher

TOKYO —

Tokyo shares closed up 1.94% Wednesday, after losses over the first two trading days of the new year, as Wall Street rose and the dollar firmed against the yen.

The benchmark Nikkei-225 index ended 307.08 points higher at 16,121.45, while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.79%, or 22.98 points, to 1,306.23.

(c) 2014 AFP

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