Japan's Nikkei rebounds 1.5 pct from Monday's slide

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:07pm EDT

TOKYO, March 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average climbed
1.5 percent in early deals on Tuesday, rebounding after the
market had posted its biggest one-day percentage drop in 10
    The Nikkei gained 182.30 points to 12,402.93 after
sliding 2.7 percent in the previous session, while the broader
Topix index advanced 1.2 percent to 1,040.61.