TOKYO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average
notched its first rise in five sessions on Tuesday, tracking
gains in other Asian markets, but a lack of progress in ending
the U.S. government shutdown and the debt-ceiling standoff kept
investors on edge.
The benchmark Nikkei closed up 0.3 percent at
13,894.61, rebounding from a five-week low of 13,748.94 hit
earlier in the session.
The broader Topix added 0.2 percent to 1,150.13 in
relatively thin trade, with 2.64 billion shares changing hands.