Asian stocks rose for the first time in six days, with industrial shares leading gains, as investors await the monthly U.S. jobs report for clues on monetary policy and before many markets around the world close for holidays.  The MSCI Asia Pacific Index advanced 0.4 percent to 146.53 as of 9:02 a.m. in Tokyo. The measure fell the past five days, led by declines among health-care and materials companies, after valuations on the regional gauge climbed to the highest level in five years.  A U.S. government report to be released on Friday is forecast to show hiring rose by 245,000 in March. The Federal Reserve has said its first interest-rate increase since 2006 will depend on data showing economic strength and a return to its inflation target.  Japan’s Topix index gained 0.6 percent. South Korea’s Kospi index rose 0.4 percent. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index advanced 0.4 percent, while New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index slipped 0.4 percent.  Source : Bloomberg