Tokyo shares open higher

TOKYO, Oct 13, (APP/AFP) – Tokyo shares opened higher on Thursday as investors picked up exporters on a weaker yen.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 0.52 percent, or 86.82 poits, to 16,926.82 in the first few minutes of trading while the broader Topix index was up 0.48 percent, or 6.44 points, at 1,348.79.