LOS ANGELES – Japanese stocks rose in opening moves Tuesday, following Wall Street's advance overnight as U.S. Senate leaders expressed optimism over reaching a deal to raise the nation's debt limit and fully reopen federal operations. The Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.6% to 14,484.35, and the broader Topix index picked up 0.6%, as investors returned to the equity market after Monday's holiday. Some softening in the yen against the U.S. dollar aided exporters including Mazda Motor Corp. and Sony Corp. which climbed 3% and 2.2%, respectively. Financial issues were higher as well, with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. up by 1.3% and Mizuho Financial Group Inc. gaining 1%.
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