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Tokyo: Stocks close lower as strong yen weighs


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended lower on Wednesday as a pick-up in the yen dented Japan's exporters while banks also fell, with investors eyeing Fed chief Janet Yellen's remarks later in the day.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.48 per cent, or 97.10 points, to 20,098.38, while the Topix index of all first-section issues edged down 0.48 per cent, or 7.80 points, to close at 1,619.34.


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