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Nikkei rises to 1-1/2-week high on strong earnings; Apple suppliers shine

* Honda surges after company raises FY profit outlook

TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/2-week high on Wednesday, supported by strong domestic earnings as well as a rally among Apple's suppliers after the iPhone maker reported robust profits.

The Nikkei ended 0.5 percent higher at 20,080.04, its highest closing level since July 21.

Apple suppliers soared, with Murata Manufacturing rising 4.9 percent, Taiyo Yuden rising 4.4 percent and TDK Corp gaining 2.8 percent after Apple delivered surprisingly strong third-quarter earnings and signalled that its upcoming 10th-anniversary iPhone lineup is on schedule.

Honda Motor Co...