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Tokyo stocks soared 1.62 percent at the open on Monday after Japan's conservative opposition swept to victory in national polls, with promises from its leader to press for more central bank easing. 

People look at a board flashing share prices from the Tokyo Stock Exchange in front of a securities company in Tokyo on September 7, 2012. Tokyo stocks soared 1.62 percent at the open on Monday after Japan's conservative opposition swept to victory in national polls, with promises from its leader to press for more central bank easing.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 158.12 points to 9,895.68 at the start of trade, as the yen plunged in the wake of the Liberal Democratic Party's landslide win over the ruling Democratic Party of Japan.

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