Nikkei rises on slightly weaker yen; Yahoo Japan soars

Tue May 20, 2014 2:09am EDT

TOKYO, May 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose
on Tuesday, snapping a four-day losing streak supported by a
slightly weakening yen, while Yahoo Japan Corp soared
after dropping its plan to buy mobile network operator eAccess
Ltd from SoftBank Corp.
    The Nikkei rose 0.5 percent to 14,075.25 points.
    The broader Topix gained 0.3 percent to 1,153.38,
while the new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 0.3
percent to 10,522.16.

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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