Tokyo stocks mixed in morning on profit-taking, weaker yen

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Tokyo stocks were mixed Tuesday morning as selling to lock in gains after a recent surge was offset by buying of export-related issues prompted by a weaker yen.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 38.35 points, or 0.16 percent, from Monday to 23,370.19. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 3.87 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,700.16.

Major gainers included miscellaneous product and oil and coal product issues, while decliners were led by nonferrous metal and rubber product issues.