Tokyo stocks close down 0.29%

Tokyo stocks closed down 0.29 percent Tuesday as a stronger yen hit sentiment despite a positive performance from Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 38.72 points to 13,529.65, while the Topix index of all first-section issues sank 0.16 percent, or 1.82 points, to 1,143.78.