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Tokyo: Stocks close lower, Nintendo up on Pokemon launch

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed lower Friday as a rebounding yen hit exporters, but Nintendo rose again as the hugely popular Pokemon Go app launched in Japan, its home market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.09 per cent, or 182.97 points, to close at 16,627.25, while the Topix index of all first-section shares dropped 0.89 per cent, or 11.88 points, to 1,327.51.


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