Nikkei rises to seven-month closing high on China, weak yen
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average hit a seven-month closing high on Wednesday, buoyed by sharp gains in Chinese equities after comments by Communist Party chief raised hopes of economic recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
The Nikkei .N225 ended 0.4 percent higher at 9,468.84 points in a choppy session, after trading in a range of 9,376.97 to 9,515.86.
The broader Topix .TOPX index was flat at 781.86.
(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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