Japan's Nikkei rises on upbeat U.S. earnings, data

Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:11pm EDT

TOKYO, April 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average advanced
in early trade on Friday after strong U.S. company earnings and
resilient labour market data boosted Wall Street, although the
benchmark was holding just below the 14,000-mark, a level not
seen since June 2008.  
    The Nikkei added 0.3 percent to reach 13,961.24,
while the broader Topix index put on 0.2 percent to
1,175.02.