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Tokyo: Shares close 2.43% lower on stronger yen
[TOKYO] Tokyo shares tumbled 2.43 per cent on Thursday, extending declines from the previous day, as a stronger yen hurt exporters.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 398.93 points to close at 16,017.26, reversing earlier gains.
The broader Topix index of all first-section shares plunged 2.80 per cent, or 37.48 points, to 1,301.49.