Nikkei scales 6-month high on weaker yen, robust earnings
* Weak U.S. housing data offset by strong earnings * Market focused on FOMC, U.S. jobs data this week TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike. 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 Shri Navaratnam)
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