Nikkei claws higher; Toyota, Fast Retailing weigh

TOKYO, Feb 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s Nikkei average rose 0.3
percent on Wednesday as exporters gained on strong U.S. data, but
a drop in shares of Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: ) weighed after its
recall woes hit its U.S. sales.

The benchmark Nikkei (.N225: ) rose 33.24 points to 10,404.33,
while the broader Topix (.TOPX: ) gained 0.3 percent to 915.68.

Fast Retailing (9983.T: ) tumbled after the operator of the
Uniqlo casual-clothing chain said its sales fell in January from
the same month last year, the first drop in six months.
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(Reporting by Aiko Hayashi)

Nikkei claws higher; Toyota, Fast Retailing weigh