Japan's Nikkei surged on Thursday, tracking a rally in Wall Street after U.S. midterm elections produced no major surprises.
The Nikkei share average rose 1.8 percent to 22,481.58 points by midmorning trade, after hitting a 2-1/2-week high of 22,583.43 earlier.
All but one of the Topix's 33 subsectors were in positive territory. The broader Topix rose 1.8 percent to 1,681.43. Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones 1,851 to 225.
Source : Reuters