Japanese stocks edged up in choppy
trade on Tuesday to close on a five-day winning streak, but
gains were limited as investors opted not to take big positions
before a national holiday in Japan.
A powerful earthquake that hit northern Japan in the early
morning had only a limited impact on the market.
The Nikkei rose 0.3 percent to 18,162.94, its
highest close since early January.
The broader Topix gained 0.3 percent to 1,447.50 and
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 0.3 percent to
Markets in Japan will be closed on Wednesday for Labor