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Tokyo: Shares open lower as stronger yen hits exporters
[TOKYO] Tokyo shares fell at the start of trading Thursday, resuming the previous day's slide as a stronger yen weighed on exporters.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 0.82 per cent, or 138.47 points, to 16,817.26 in opening deals. The broader Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.76 per cent, or 10.32 points, to 1,351.75.