A man looks at his watch as he passes an electronic board displaying a graph of currency rates outside a brokerage in Tokyo.

Tokyo stocks rose 1.43 percent Monday, boosted by a weaker yen after the front-runner to become Japan's next prime minister said he would push for aggressive central bank easing if elected.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up 129.04 points at 9,153.20, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.44 percent, or 10.82 points, to 762.16. - Sapa-AFP