Nikkei up as exporters rise on yen, Honda strong


(Updates to midafternoon) TOKYO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average gained 1 percent on Wednesday as Canon Inc and other exporters rose after the dollar hit a 3-month high against the yen and on hopes for a possible government stock-buying scheme. Honda Motor Co jumped 7 percent after an official said the automaker plans to produce more of its new Insight hybrid cars from April. Honda has received orders for almost three times its monthly sales target for the gasoline-electric model ...

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