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Tokyo: Shares edge down ahead of BOJ decision


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened 0.17 per cent lower on Friday, following a weak lead from Wall Street and ahead of the outcome of a Bank of Japan policy meeting later in the day.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 33.10 points to 19,320.46 in opening trade, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares ticked down 0.12 per cent, or 1.94 points, to 1,562.77.