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Tokyo stocks close down 2.12%

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Tokyo stocks closed down 2.12 percent on Monday as the yen strengthened and after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) quarterly Tankan survey showed a only a modest uptick in business sentiment.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 262.89 points to 12,135.02, while the Topix index of all first-section shares tumbled 3.30 percent, or 34.14 points, to 1,000.57.

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