Japan shares jump 3 pct as Bear Stearns nerves ease


(Adds stocks and comments) By Taiga Uranaka TOKYO, March 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average jumped 2.8 percent on Wednesday, tracking steep gains on Wall Street after solid results from two top investment banks soothed investor nerves after Bear Stearns' sudden downfall. The dollar's overnight gains also helped exporters, with digital camera maker Canon Inc rising more than 7 percent and Honda Motor Co Ltd up nearly 6 percent. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co rose after a source ...

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