Nikkei rises, extending Monday's gains after LDP win

Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:04pm EST

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged
higher in early trade on Tuesday, extending the previous
session's gains after the conservative Liberal Democratic Party
won a landslide election.
    The Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to 9,863.11, while the
broader Topix index gained 0.4 percent to 810.82.