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Tokyo: Shares fall as yen firms

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares slipped on Thursday as the yen ticked up in thin trade as investors squared positions ahead of New Year holidays.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.56 per cent, or 127.23 points, to 22,783.98, while the broader Topix index gave up 0.59 per cent or 10.76 points to 1,819.03.


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