Nikkei hits 22-month high, exporters gain on weaker yen

Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:15am EST

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
climbed to a 22-month high on its first trading day of 2013, as
a deal in Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff" buoyed investor
risk appetite and as a weaker yen lifted exporters like Toyota
Motor Corp.
    The Nikkei ended up 2.8 percent at 10,688.11, its
highest close since March 4, 2011.
    It was also the Nikkei's biggest daily percentage gain since
March 22, 2011.
    The broader Topix gained 3.3 percent to 888.51.
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