Tokyo Stocks Up By Break On Energy Firms, Exporters.

Tokyo stocks rose today morning, shrugging off a fall on overseas markets as oil-linked shares and banks rose while a halt in the yen's rally lifted exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.50 percent to 16,679.89 points by the lunch break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.41 percent at 1,303.81 points.