Nikkei up 0.8 pct, Chugai Pharm jumps on earnings

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TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) Japan's Nikkei average rose 0.8 percent on Wednesday following gains on Wall Street, with Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd posting the biggest one-day percentage gain in almost two years on strong results.

The benchmark Nikkei ended the morning session up 128.01 points at 16,578.59. The broader TOPIX index was up 1 percent at 1,586.47.

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