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Tokyo shares open lower on firm yen

Xinhua,December 05, 2017 Adjust font size:

TOKYO, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo shares opened lower Tuesday as export-linked shares were weighed down by the firm yen against the U.S. dollar.

As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 117.76 points, or 0.52 percent, from Monday to 22,589.40.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 5.56 points, or 0.31 percent, to 1,781.31.

Decliners were led by precision instrument, electric appliance and transportation equipment issues. Enditem