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
months.  
    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.