Nikkei edges up on U.S. data, exporters high

TOKYO Mon Jan 7, 2013 5:39am IST

A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 7, 2012.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Monday helped by encouraging U.S. economic data, while a weakening yen lifted exporters.

The Nikkei .N225 added 0.3 percent to 10,720.86, while the broader Topix .TOPX gained 0.6 percent to 894.03.

(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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