Nikkei climbs to new five-year highs on U.S. stocks, German data

Tue May 7, 2013 8:05pm EDT

TOKYO, May 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average hit
fresh five-year highs in early trade on Wednesday, aided by the
U.S. S&P 500 ending at yet another record high and
stronger-than-expected German industrial data.
    The Nikkei added 0.2 percent to 14,204.96, its
highest since June 2008. The broader Topix index put on
0.3 percent to 1,191.95.