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Tokyo stocks down 0.51% by break

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Tokyo stocks were down 0.51 percent on Wednesday morning after a mixed performance on Wall Street, while the yen strengthened against the dollar and the euro.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 63.11 points to 12,251.70 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was down 0.41 percent, or 4.27 points, at 1,031.63.

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