Nikkei rises 1.6 pct on yen and Toyota

TOKYO, Feb 2 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s Nikkei average rose 1.6
percent on Tuesday, with Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: ) jumping after
detailing plans of its fix for recalled vehicles, while exporters
climbed on a weaker yen and strong U.S. manufacturing data.

Resource-linked shares such as trading house Mitsubishi Corp
(8058.T: ) gained ground after oil and gold settled up 2 percent on
Monday as commodity markets started February on a steadier note
after their worst fall in more than a year last month. [COM/WRAP]

The benchmark Nikkei (.N225: ) was up 166.07 points at
10,371.09, after briefly falling as far as 10,129.91 on Monday,
around the level of the Nikkei’s 75-day average, which market
players said should serve as support for now.


The broader Topix (.TOPX: ) added 1.6 percent to 912.82.
(Reporting by Aiko Hayashi)

Nikkei rises 1.6 pct on yen and Toyota