TOKYO, April 26 Japan's Nikkei share average
ended at a one-month peak on Wednesday, buoyed by a weaker yen
and record high for the Nasdaq Composite.
The Nikkei closed at 19,289.43, its highest since
March 24. The index was up 3.6 percent for the week so far, and
climbed 2 percent in April.
The Nasdaq Composite hit a record high on Tuesday,
while the Dow and S&P 500 brushed against recent peaks as strong
earnings underscored the health of corporate America. The dollar
logged its biggest one-day rise against the yen in three months.
The broader Topix gained 1.2 percent to 1,537.41,
while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 1.2 percent to
(Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Sherry