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TOKYO -- Asian stock markets ended Wednesday mixed, but a surging

Nasdaq Composite Index

helped the region's technology shares higher.

In Tokyo, the

Nikkei 225

closed up 139.1 points, or 1%, at 14,799.1 and the

Topix

index, which includes all shares listed on the

Tokyo Stock Exchange

, rose 12.9, or 0.9%, to 1402.1.

NEC

(NIPNY)

rose 50 yen, or 2.4%, to 2170 ($20.06),

TDK

(TDK)

closed up 270 yen, or 2.4%, to 11,440 and technology bellwether

Sony

(SNE) - Get Report

rose 50 yen, or 0.6%, to 8520.

NTT DoCoMo

(NTDMY)

jumped 170,000 yen, or 6%, to 3.01 million, after the wireless phone operator's first-half results showed surging profits.

Carmaker

Toyota

(TM) - Get Report

slipped 50 yen, or 1.2%, to 4290, ahead of reporting its own earnings released after the market closed.

The dollar traded at 108.18 yen from 107.70 yen Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Hong Kong's

Hang Seng

index fell 50.1, or 0.3%, to 15,127.4.

China Mobile

(CHL) - Get Report

rose HK$0.40, or 0.8%, to 49.90 ($6.40) and

HSBC

(HBC)

fell HK$1.00, or 0.9%, to 112.50.

Taiwan's

TWSE

index also fell, dipping 35.5 points, or 0.6%, to 5737.0.

South Korea's

Kospi

index rose 4.5, or 0.8%, to 557.5, as

SK Telecom

(SKM) - Get Report

rose 4,500 won, or 1.7%, to 267,000 ($234.42) and rival

Korea Telecom

(KTC)

closed down 1,700 won, or 2.4%, at 69,200.