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Tokyo shares close down 0.61%

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Tokyo shares closed down 0.61 percent Wednesday after a mixed performance on Wall Street, with the yen's gains against the dollar and euro dragging down the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 75.15 points to 12,239.66, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was 0.43 percent, or 4.48 points, lower at 1,031.42.

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