TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike.
The Nikkei ended up 88.67 points at 15,618.07, its highest close since late January.
Nissan gained 1.9 percent after the automaker’s April-June operating profit rose a higher-than-expected 13.4 percent to 122.6 billion yen ($1.20 billion).
The broader Topix rose 0.3 percent to 1,290.41, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 0.4 percent to 46.37.
Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa and Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Shri Navaratnam