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Tokyo: Stocks close lower after six-day rally

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed lower on Wednesday to snap a six-day winning streak, while Nintendo's Pokemon Go-inspired rally fizzled just as the hugely popular smartphone game prepares to launch in Japan.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.25 per cent, or 41.42 points, to close at 16,681.89, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.05 per cent, or 0.64 points, to 1,330.75.