Nikkei rises to 7-month high after strong U.S. jobs data

Sun Dec 9, 2012 7:04pm EST

TOKYO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose
to a seven-month high in early trade on Monday after a
better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, while a weak yen also
boosted the shares of exporters.
    The Nikkei gained 0.5 percent to 9571.24, while the
broader Topix added 0.4 percent to 793.57.