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Tokyo: Shares slip at open with all eyes on BoJ meeting

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower Wednesday with investors focused on a Bank of Japan policy meeting as weak trade data reignited concerns about the world's number three economy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.22 per cent, or 35.86 points, to 16,456.29 in opening deals, while the Topix index of all first-section issues edged up 0.04 per cent or 0.49 points at 1,317.46.