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Tokyo: Shares open lower as Brexit vote nears


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower Wednesday, despite gains on Wall Street, as investors awaited Britain's referendum on European Union membership.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.45 per cent, or 73.30 points, to 16,095.81 shortly after opening, while the Topix index of all first-section shares declined 0.43 per cent, or 5.53 points, to 1,288.37.