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Tokyo: Shares close down on stronger yen, Russian jet shooting


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares fell from a three-month high on Wednesday as a stronger yen and jitters over the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet weighed on the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed down 0.39 per cent, or 77.31 points, at 19,847.58, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares dropped 0.70 per cent, or 11.27 points, to 1,594.67.