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Tokyo: Shares open 0.35% lower

A pedestrian walks in front of a share prices board showing the numbers on the Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on Oct 23, 2015.

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened 0.35 per cent lower Wednesday amid tepid trade as investors turned to profit taking after Japanese markets rallied in recent days.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 69.25 points to 19,602.01 in opening trading.