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Tokyo: Stocks close slightly lower as yen picks up

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed fractionally lower on Friday, as exporters slipped due to a gradual pick-up in the yen exchange rate.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged down 0.03 per cent, or 6.83 points, to 20,356.28 while the broader Topix index was down 0.08 per cent, or 1.42 points, to end at 1,674.75.


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