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Tokyo: Stocks fall as yen recovers

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark index slipping off a one-month high as exporters sagged on a pick-up in the yen while a dip in oil prices hit energy firms.

The Nikkei 225 index dropped 1.09 per cent, or 184.76 points, to end at 16,840.00, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues was down 1.03 per cent, or 14.00 points, at 1,342.35.