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Tokyo: Stocks end lower, dealers await Yellen speech

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended the week in the red Friday as dealers awaited remarks by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen and after data showed Japan is still struggling in its battle to kickstart inflation.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1.18 per cent, or 195.24 points, to close at 16,360.71, while the broader Topix index of all first-sections shares shed 1.26 percent, or 16.37 points, to end at 1,287.90.