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TOKYO -- Most Asian equity markets closed with solid gains Wednesday, as technology shares from Seoul to Hong Kong rallied following the

Nasdaq's

strong performance Tuesday.

In Tokyo, the

Nikkei 225

closed up 332.8 points, or 2.3%, at 14,872.4 and the

Topix

index, which includes all shares listed on the

Tokyo Stock Exchange

, rose 38.5, or 2.8%, to 1418.5.

Wall Street helped Japanese investors rediscover big-name tech shares that had been punished in recent days.

Sony

(SNE) - Get Sony Corp. Report

surged 530 yen, or 6.1%, to 9,250 ($84.74),

NEC

(NIPNY)

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rose 120 yen, or 5.8%, to 2,200 and

Fujitsu

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rose 96 yen, or 4.9%, to 2,040.

Telcos also had a sparkling session, with

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone

(NTT)

closing up 27,000 yen, or 2.7% to 1.02 million and wireless operator

NTT DoCoMo

(NTDMY)

ending up 230,000 yen, or 8.6%, at 2.92 million.

The dollar traded at 109.16 yen, up from 108.99 yen Tuesday.

Elsewhere, South Korea's

Kospi

index surged 34.3, or 6.7%, to 548.8, as

SK Telecom

(SKM) - Get SK Telecom Co. Ltd. Report

jumped 13,500 won, or 5.6% to 256,000 ($224.75) and

Samsung Electronics

rocketed 20,500 won higher, or 14.4%, to 163,000.

Hong Kong's

Hang Seng

index rose 453.7, or 3.1%, to 15,349.0, as heavyweights

China Mobile

(CHL) - Get China Mobile Ltd. Report

rose HK$0.25, or 0.5%, to 50.50 ($6.46) and

HSBC

(HBC)

surged HK$4.50, or 4.2%, to 113.00.

Again playing the region's black sheep, Taiwan's

TWSE

index fell 119.2, or 2.2%, to 5425.