Nikkei edges up with initial kick from strong U.S. data

Thu Oct 4, 2012 5:37am IST

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TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose
slightly at Thursday's open after data reinforced impressions
that the U.S. economic recovery is gathering steam, but gains
were modest ahead of central bank meetings starting later in the
day. 
    The Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to 8,781.86, while the
broader Topix also put on 0.4 percent, to 730.54.
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