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Tokyo: Nikkei jumps to 2-1/2-month high on boost from weak yen


[TOKYO] Japanese stocks rose on Monday as the yen weakend considerably against the dollar after Friday's strong US jobs report, while official data showed real wages edged up for a third straight month.

The Nikkei share average gained 2 per cent to 19,642.74 for its highest close since August 20.

The broader Topix added 1.8 per cent to finish at 1,590.97 with all but two of its 33 subindexes in positive territory.

The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 1.8 percent to 14,316.65.