Nikkei opens up as vote calms Greece fears
TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average opened higher on Monday after pro-bailout parties won a narrow majority in a hotly anticipated Greek election on Sunday, calming fears that an anti-bailout party victory could lead to a messy euro zone exit.
The Nikkei rose 1.7 percent to 8,718.80 while the broader Topix put on 1.8 percent to 739.25.
(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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