Nikkei hits 30-year closing high

Tokyo's benchmark stock index hit a 30-year closing high on Tuesday, following a rise in US markets.

The Nikkei 225 ended Tuesday at 27,568, up more than 700 points from Monday's close. That marks its highest close since August 1990.

Investors placed buy orders in a wide range of sectors after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other key indexes in New York hit new peaks.