Nikkei edges up to 7-month high on China data, yen fall

Mon Dec 3, 2012 1:09am EST

TOKYO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged
up to a seven-month closing high on Monday helped by futures
buying as a weaker yen and improved Chinese manufacturing data
encouraged investors.
    The Nikkei closed up 0.1 percent at 9,458.18 after
rising as high as 9,525.82, or 0.8 percent. The broader Topix
 was flat at 781.73.