Nikkei rises after U.S. cliff averted, exporters high

Thu Jan 3, 2013 7:13pm EST

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose
to a 22-month high on its first trading day of 2013 as a deal in
Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff" buoyed sentiment and a
weaker yen lifted exporters.
    The Nikkei added 2.0 percent to 10,605.94, the
highest intraday level since March 2011. The broader Topix
 gained 2.0 percent to 877.06.
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