The Topix gained 1.4 percent to 1,174.71 as of 9:00 a.m. in Tokyo, with all but one of its 33 industry groups advancing. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average added 1.6 percent to 14,370.12. The yen slipped less than 0.1 percent to 102.17 per dollar after falling 0.3 percent yesterday.
Futures on the Standard & Poor��s 500 Index gained 0.1 percent. The gauge and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased to all-time highs yesterday, while the Nasdaq Composite Index jumped the most since January as technology small-cap shares rallied amid deals activity that boosted confidence in the world��s largest economy.
Earnings seasons continues in Japan, with more than 650 companies on the Topix scheduled to post results this week. Of members that reported from April 1 through yesterday and for which Bloomberg had estimates, 56 percent beat analyst expectations for profit, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Source : Bloomberg