TOKYO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks advanced Tuesday morning as tech-linked issues rallied following a solid lead from Wall overnight, with sentiment support by the yen's softer tone versus the U.S. dollar, which helped lift exporters.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 176.24 points, or 0.74 percent, from Friday to 24,026.81.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, added 4.61 points, or 0.27 percent, at 1,739.77.
Iron and steel, electric appliance and marine transportation-linked issues comprised those that gained the most by the morning break.
Markets here were closed on Monday for a national holiday.