TOKYO , Dec. 26 -- ( Kyodo ) _ Tokyo stocks continued to advance Thursday morning, with the Nikkei index on track to extend its winning streak to a seventh market day, as the yen's depreciation boosted buying of automaker and other export-oriented shares. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 145.52 points, or 0.91 percent, from Wednesday to end the morning session at 16,155.51, after climbing to as high as 16,186.04, its highest intraday level since November 2007 . The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 19.39 points, or 1.54 percent, at 1,277.57. A wide range of sectors attracted buying, with brokerage, paper and pulp, and steel shares among major gainers.
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