Nikkei rises as weaker yen supports exporters

Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:06pm EST

TOKYO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei rose in early trade
on Thursday as a weaker yen boosted exporters, offsetting
concerns about the prospect of protracted negotiations to
resolve fiscal gridlock in the United States.
    The Nikkei gained 0.4 percent to 8,697.21, while the
broader Topix also added 0.4 percent to 725.24.