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Tokyo: Shares end down on profit taking

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares fell Thursday as investors locked in profits after the market advanced to its highest level in six months the previous day.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.32 per cent, or 55.42 points, to 17,336.42 while the Topix index of all first-section issues gave up 0.05 per cent, or 0.69 points, to 1,382.01.