Nikkei rises to fresh 2-month high on US data, weak yen

Tue Jun 3, 2014 2:08am EDT

TOKYO, June 3 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
closed at a fresh two-month high after investors took heart from
upbeat U.S. manufacturing data, while the weaker yen spurred
buying in exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as
SoftBank Corp.
    The Nikkei ended 0.7 percent higher at 15,034.25,
the highest closing level since April 4.
    The broader Topix gained 0.7 percent to 1,228.59,
while the new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 0.7 percent
to 11,192.47.

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Richard Borsuk)
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