The Nikkei share average inched
back up today as upbeat Japanese economic growth data
dispelled wariness over Greece's potential exit from the euro
zone and investors shopped for cheap stocks after the earnings
season and a 12 percent slide in the benchmark this quarter.
The Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 8,876.59 yen, while the
broader Topix gained 1.1 percent to close at 747.16. ( C) Reuters