TOKYO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Nikkei ended slightly higher Tuesday as selling prompted by U.S. government shutdown fears was offset by buying spurred by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to raise Japan's sales tax.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed up 28.92 points, or 0. 20 percent, from Monday at 14,484.72.
In contrast, the broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed down 0.66 point, or 0.06 percent, at 1,193.44.
Gainers were led by metal products, air transport and insurance firms while decliners included utilities, oil and glass issues.
The turnover was about 1,928.3 billion yen (about 19.58 billion dollars).