Nikkei rises on weaker yen, buyers seek dividends

viernes 25 de marzo de 2016 02:11 GYT

TOKYO, March 25 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Friday as a weaker yen raised sentiment, while investors bought stocks with high dividend yields such as life insurers before companies go ex-dividend next week.

The Nikkei share average rose 0.7 percent to 17,002.75. It gained 1.7 percent for the week.

The broader Topix rose 0.8 percent to 1,366.05 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 climbed 1.0 percent to 12,338.78. (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)