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Japanese shares hit a more than three-month high on Tuesday as hopes for a global economic recovery bolstered expectations for a rebound in corporate earnings, with more countries gradually reopening after coronavirus-related lockdowns.

The 225-issue Nikkei average ended 1.19 percent higher at 22,325.61 points after earlier rising to its highest level since Feb. 26. Industrial and technology shares led the advance.

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