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Tokyo: Stocks close 0.34% lower


[TOKYO]Tokyo stocks closed 0.34 per cent lower on Wednesday as exporters reacted to a firmer yen and losses on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 69.68 points to 20,473.51, while the Topix index of all first-section shares eased 0.25 percent, or 4.22 points, to 1,669.99.