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Tokyo stocks close mixed

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Tokyo stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as profit-taking kicked in after a surge in the previous session and as the yen strengthened slightly.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.31 percent, or 35.53 points, to 11,372.34, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.10 percent, or 0.92 points, at 963.61.

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