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Dollar falls against the yen; bond yields decline

By Leah Schnurr NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar tumbled against the yen on Friday after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged, while benchmark U.S. bond yields fell to near 4-1/2-month lows after the U.S. economy grew less than expected in the first quarter.

Tokyo stocks close 0.41% higher

Tokyo stocks closed 0.41 percent higher Friday, reversing early losses sparked by profit-taking, and after the government nominated a new Bank of Japan chief known to favour aggressive monetary easing. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended up 47.02 points at 11,606.38 while the Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.89 percent, or 8.67 points, to 984.33. The Nikkei opened lower after Wall Street ended in the red following its flirtation with an all-time high.
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