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Tokyo: Stocks fall on Japan economy fears, strong yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark index fell Thursday, snapping a two-day winning streak as fresh data aggravated worries about Japan's economy and a stronger yen hit sentiment.

The Nikkei 225 shed 0.97 per cent, or 162.51 points, to close at 16,668.41, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares slipped one per cent, or 13.56 points, to 1,337.41.