Nikkei rises on optimism over U.S. jobs data

 TOKYO, March 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average climbed for
a second session on Friday buoyed by Wall Street's gains on
expectations for a big rise in U.S. payrolls and a weaker yen,
but players said trade is set to stay choppy near-term on worries
over oil.
 The mood in Tokyo brightened after data showed the number of
Americans filing new claims for jobless aid hit the lowest level
in more than 2-