Japanese shares rose, after the Topix index yesterday fell the most in a month, as seafood companies and utilities climbed.
Nintendo Co., the world’s largest maker of video-game players, rose the most in 33 months in Osaka on speculation it will be included in the Nikkei 225 Stock Average should the city’s exchange merge with the Tokyo’s.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average extended a six-year high as data showed the U.S. economic recovery is accelerating. The measure climbed above 16,000 for the first time since 2007 before paring gains.
Japan’s Topix index gained, posting its highest close since March, after the yen fell the most in two months yesterday and U.S. stocks extended records.