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Nikkei rises in early trade ahead of BOJ, U.S. jobs

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average rose in early trade on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street, ahead of the outcome of a Bank of Japan policy meeting and key U.S. jobs data.

The Nikkei advanced 0.4 percent to 8,856.10, while the broader Topix

index added 0.2 percent to 737.07.

(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Joseph Radford)

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