Nikkei edges up; Fast Retailing offset exporter weakness

Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:07am EST

TOKYO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average inched
higher on Monday as gains in Fast Retailing Co Ltd and
chip tester maker Advantest Corp offset profit-taking
on exporters after weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data. 
    The Nikkei ended 0.1 percent higher at 9,533.75
points, after trading as high as 9,584.46, its best level since
late April.
    The broader Topix index eased 0.2 percent to 788.48.