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Tokyo: Shares close lower on stronger yen

Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, in line with a broad rally across Asia following upbeat US data while a weaker yen provided support to Japanese exporters.

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed 1.32 per cent lower Monday as the yen strengthened and an ex-dividend issue affecting Topix-listed firms weighed on sentiment.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 235.40 points to end at 17,645.11, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was down 1.04 per cent, or 15.14 points, at 1,438.67.