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Nikkei hits 1-week high on hopes for progress in Washington

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average

gained 1.1 percent and hit a one-week high on Thursday, buoyed

by hopes that U.S. politicians will resolve the fiscal standoff

soon, lifting such exporters as Toyota Motor Corp and

Honda Motor Co.

The Nikkei closed up at 14,194.71 after touching

14,200.31, its highest since Oct. 3.

The Topix gained 1 percent to 1,177.95.