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Tokyo: Shares end 0.19% lower


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended 0.19 per cent lower Wednesday as investors await the outcome of US and Japanese central bank meetings while they keep a wary eye on Greece's precarious debt talks.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 38.67 points, to close at 20,219.27, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.38 percent, or 6.16 points, to 1,633.70.