Nikkei rises on optimism over US jobs, softer yen

 * Nikkei up 1 pct on day, up 1.6 pct on week
 * Euro-sensitive shares outperform
 * Sumitomo Elec surges on battery report
 * Nikkei gains may be cut short by crude -analyst
 * Gains partly due to short-covering -analyst
 By Antoni Slodkowski and Ayai Tomisawa
 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.
 Investors stressed that concerns about turmoil in the Middle
East have receded only temporarily, with U.S. crude oil futures
prices edging lower on Thursday, and warned that potential
inflationary risk could hike input costs, putting earnings of
Japanese firms under pressure.
 Sumitomo Electric Industries (5802.T: Quote, Profile, Research) led the advance,
surging to a 2-