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* Nikkei has shed 2.1 for week, dropped 1 pct for month so far

* Nikkei poised to post 5.8 pct gain for quarter

* Announcement of new era name could trigger festive mood – analyst

By Ayai Tomisawa

TOKYO, March 29 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei rose on Friday on optimism about the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks, with cyclical sectors such as shipping and machinery advancing on the last day of the fiscal year.

Daiichi Sankyo Co was in focus, jumping 16 percent to a daily-limit high of 5,100 yen after the drugmaker and AstraZeneca Plc have signed a potential multibillion-dollar collaboration to develop and sell Daiichi’s cancer drug trastuzumab deruxtecan.

The Nikkei share average

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