Nikkei Hits More Than 2-Week Highs on Weaker Yen

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(Reuters)

Japan's Nikkei share average rose to more than two-week highs on Monday, helped by Wall Street breaking records, a weaker yen and relief that talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yielded no negative surprises.

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The Nikkei gained 0.4 percent to 19,459.15, its highest closing since Jan. 27.

The broader Topix gained 0.5 percent to 1,554.20, while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.5 percent to 13,946.05.

(Reporting by Lisa Twaronite and Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)