Nikkei opens higher on cheaper yen

Pedestrians walk pass past an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo. (Bloomberg pic)

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday helped by a cheaper yen and a rebound in European bourses after two days of declines amid lingering concerns over trade conflicts.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose %0.87 or 183.06 points to 21,331.08 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up %0.82 or 12.88 points at 1,588.19.