Nikkei scales near five-year highs on weak yen, upbeat U.S. earnings

Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:05pm EDT

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
climbed to its highest level in nearly five years on Wednesday
after U.S. stocks rose on robust company earnings and the yen
resumed its push towards 100 to the dollar.  
    The Nikkei advanced 1.2 percent to 13,693.32, while
the broader Topix index rose 1.1 percent to 1,156.40.
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