Nikkei climbs 1 pct to 7-1/2-month high on weak yen

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:04pm EST

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average climbed 1
percent to a 7-1/2-month high in early trade on Thursday as the
yen fell to an 8-1/2-month low versus the dollar on expectations
the Bank of Japan will implement more aggressive monetary
easing. 
    The Nikkei gained 98.63 percent to 9,680.09, while
the broader Topix index advanced 1 percent to 798.83.