Tokyo stocks close 1.22% lower

Japanese shares closed 1.22 percent lower on Thursday, weighed by a stronger yen and losses on Wall Street after disappointing earnings reports.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended down 162.82 points at 13,220.07 while the Topix index of all first-section issues fell 1.15 percent, or 13.04 points, to 1,122.97.