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Nikkei gains for sixth day as strong Asian shares underpin sentiment

Employees of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) look at a monitor at the bourse at the TSE in Tokyo March 3, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose marginally, extending its gains into a sixth day as strong Asian equities supported sentiment, but trading was choppy as some investors booked profits from the recent gains.

The Nikkei <.N225> ended 0.1 percent higher at 14,681.72 after trading in negative territory.

The broader Topix <.TOPX> gained 0.2 percent to 1,200.68, while the new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 <.JPXNK400> added 0.2 percent to 10,946.83.

(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Eric Meijer)