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Nikkei rises on strong earnings, caution ahead of Fed seen capping gains

* Shin-Etsu's strong forecast attracts buyers, then profit-takers

* Nintendo, others up on strong electronic component demand

* Investors await Fed decision later in the global session

TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday as solid gains on Wall Street lifted sentiment, while Caterpillar's brisk earnings whetted investors' appetite for companies such as Komatsu and Hitachi Construction.

Some analysts warned that profit-taking was likely in the afternoon session, as investors remained cautious ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy decision later in the day.

The Nikkei share average was up 0.5 percent at 20,048.62 at the end of morning trade.

Japan's construction equipment makers attracted buying, with Komatsu Ltd surging 2.8 percent and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co soaring 3.4 percent after Caterpillar Inc, the world's...


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