Japan's Nikkei at 6-week closing high, Hitachi up

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(Adds Takefuji's share buyback) By Eriko Amaha TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average rose 2.4 percent to end at a six-week closing high on Thursday as investors, encouraged by gains on Wall Street, bought recent poor performers while Hitachi Ltd surged on a possible unit sale. Amid easing concern about fallout from subprime problems, bank and brokerage firms rang up hefty gains while shares in consumer finance firms, the worst-performing sector this year, lured buyers looking ...

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