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Tokyo: Stocks close lower on stronger yen


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Friday as a firmer yen overwhelmed positive sentiment from rallies on Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.95 per cent, or 204.22 points, to 21,258.64, while the broader Topix index ended down 0.90 per cent, or 14.00 points, at 1,545.90.