Tokyo stocks close marginally higher

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Japan's household spending dipped 10.2 percent in September on-year, according to the internal affairs ministry data released before the opening bell.
Japan's household spending dipped 10.2 percent in September on-year, according to the internal affairs ministry data released before the opening bell.
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Tokyo stocks edged up on Tuesday in sluggish trading as buying sentiment was dampened by concern over continued rises in virus cases in Japan.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.09%, or 25.31 points, to close at 28 164.34, while the broader Topix index was up 0.16%, or 3.00 points, at 1 857.94.

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