TOKYO, July 9 Japan's Nikkei share average
rebounded on Tuesday to hit a 6-1/2-week closing high, with
large-cap stocks leading the gains, as the dollar strengthened
back above 101 yen and on gains in U.S. and European equities.
The benchmark Nikkei rose 2.6 percent to 14,472.90,
its highest closing since May 24, while the broader Topix
gained 2.1 percent to 1,196.89, with 32 of its 33
sub-sectors in positive territory.
The Nikkei has risen more than 39 percent this year,
underpinned by the Japanese government's sweeping stimulus