TOKYO, June 15 (Reuters) - Japanese shares rallied on Tuesday, with the broad Topix index hitting a two-month high, as property shares extended their gains while technology and growth-oriented firms enjoyed a boost from strong gains in the Nasdaq.
As of 0045 GMT, the Nikkei was up 0.88% at 29,419.36, having hit its highest level since early May while the broader Topix rose 0.54% to 1,970.42, reaching its highest levels since early April.
Real estate firms were among the best performers with gains of 1.6% as they continued to benefit from hopes of economic reopenings as vaccine roll-outs accelerate.
Growth shares led the gains after Nasdaq shares outperformed on Wall Street, with Topix Growth Index rising 0.8%, compared with 0.3% gains in value shares.
Takeda Pharmaceutical, which is handling supply of Novavax’s vaccine in Japan, rose 1.5% after clinical tests showed the U.S. firm’s COVID-19 vaccine as having 90% efficacy.
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