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Tokyo: Shares drop in early trade

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower Monday as the market focused on the rising tension between the US and North Korea, while the yen's rise also discouraged investors.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gave up 0.97 per cent or 190.57 points to 19,539.17 in the first few minutes while the Topix index of all first-section issues fell 1.13 per cent, or 18.33 points, to 1,598.92.


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