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Nikkei rises on hopes of modification to Trump tariff plan

TOKYO, March 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include carve-outs for key partners.

The Nikkei rose 0.7 percent while the broader Topix gained 0.4 percent. Large-cap shares led the gains with Topix Core 30 rising 0.6 percent, led by 3.3 percent gains in Nintendo. (Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team; Editing by Himani Sarkar)