Nikkei scales fresh 1-week high on strong U.S. data
TOKYO, July 2 (Reuters) - Tokyo's Nikkei share average edged up to a fresh one-week closing-high helped by strong manufacturing activity in the United States, Japan's biggest export market. The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent up at 15,369.97, the highest closing level since June 24. During the day, it rose as high as 15,444.63, the best intraday level since January 24. The broader Topix gained 0.4 percent to 1,280.78, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 0.4 percent to 11,641.13. (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
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