Tokyo stocks close down 0.26%

Tokyo stocks slipped 0.26 percent in subdued trading on Thursday ahead of the Independence Day holiday in the United States while a slightly stronger yen also added to selling pressure.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed down 36.63 points to 14,018.93, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.26 percent, or 3.10 points, to 1,170.71.