November 22, 2016 / 6:21 AM / a year ago

Nikkei posts 5-day winning streak, earthquake impact seen limited

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday to close on a five-day winning streak, but gains were limited as investors opted not to take big positions before a national holiday in Japan.

A powerful earthquake that hit northern Japan in the early morning had only a limited impact on the market.

The Nikkei rose 0.3 percent to 18,162.94, its highest close since early January.

The broader Topix gained 0.3 percent to 1,447.50 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 0.3 percent to 12,983.20.

Markets in Japan will be closed on Wednesday for Labor Thanksgiving Day . (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Eric Meijer)

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