Nikkei gains 2 percent, helped by yen, Wall Street

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TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average advanced 2 percent on Thursday as investors, encouraged by gains on Wall Street and the softer yen, bought recent poor performers, while Hitachi Ltd jumped on a possible unit sale. The Nikkei share average rose 2.05 percent, or 337.62 points, to 16,773.36 as of 0448 GMT, while the TOPIX was up 2.27 percent at 1,611.72.

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