UPDATE 1-Japan corp mood up but pace of gains slows -poll

* Pace of gain in manufacturing confidence slowest since Dec

* Sentiment seen up for manufacturers, service-sector firms

* Wholesale prices rise less than expected in year to June
(Adds wholesale price data, analyst quotes)

By Izumi Nakagawa and Rie Ishiguro

TOKYO, July 12 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese manufacturing confidence
edged up in July to its best in 2-