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Tokyo: Stocks down on yen surge

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares fell Friday as a stronger yen hit the outlook for Japanese exporters' profits.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.32 per cent, or 53.60 points, at 16,754.02, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.23 per cent, or 3.11 points, to 1,349.56.