Nikkei rises 1.4 percent, shrugs off weaker tankan


(Updates to midmorning) TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average rose 1.4 percent on Tuesday led by exporters such as Sony Corp after overnight gains on Wall Street, with the market shrugging off a survey showing Japanese business sentiment has weakened. Financial shares also rose, with Japan's largest bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group up 1.3 percent. "The tankan survey was roughly in line with expectations, so it had little impact on the market," said Norio Shimura, deputy ...

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