TOKYO Oct 5 Japan's Nikkei share average rose
to a 3-1/2-week closing high on Wednesday on a weaker yen, while
Hitachi Ltd jumped after a Nikkei report that it plans
to sell Hitachi Koki Co and a portion of Hitachi
Kokusai Electric for a total of more than 100 billion
yen ($971.44 million).
The Nikkei gained 0.5 percent to 16,819.24, the
highest closing level since Sept. 9.
The broader Topix gained 0.6 percent to 1,347.81 and
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.6 percent to
The Jasdaq market, which lists start-up companies,
rose 0.1 percent to 114.08, the highest closing level since June
($1 = 102.9400 yen)
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)