TOKYO, March 29 (Reuters) - Japanese shares rose on Monday, lifted by optimism around corporate earnings and U.S. economic recovery, while Nomura Holdings fell the most in a decade after it flagged a potential $2 billion loss.
"Investors are buying companies, particularly manufacturers that would benefit from the recovery of the global economy, and whose earnings are set to rise in the coming years," said Shigetoshi Kamada, general manager for the research department of Tachibana Securities.
Nikkei heavyweight Fast Retailing 9983.T , an operator of the Uniqlo brand clothing shops, rose 2.18%.
Nomura Holdings 8604.T slumped almost 15%, the biggest percentage fall since November 2011, after Japan's largest brokerage flagged a potential $2 billion loss at a U.S. subsidiary. Corp 4452.T , up 2.22 %, gained the most among top 30 core Topix names, followed by Shin-Etsu Chemical.
There were 133 advancers on the Nikkei index against 89 decliners.
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