The Nikkei ended up 88.67 points at 15,618.07,
its highest close since late January.
Nissan gained 1.9 percent after the automaker's April-June
operating profit rose a higher-than-expected 13.4 percent to
122.6 billion yen ($1.20 billion).
The broader Topix rose 0.3 percent to 1,290.41, while the JPX-Nikkei
Index 400 gained 0.4 percent to 46.37.
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa and Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by
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