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Tokyo: Stocks close lower, Nintendo soars on Pokemon


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed in the red Friday, their fourth straight loss as an early rally fizzled, but Nintendo skyrocketed as its Pokemon game debuted at the top of gaming charts.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slumped 1.11 per cent, or 169.26 points, to end at 15,106.98, while the Topix index of all first-section shares shed 1.32 per cent, or 16.21 points, to 1,209.88.