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Review: Japanese equities decrease more than 1%

Japanese markets closed lower due to the strengthening in the yen. The Nikkei 225 fell 1.40%, or 264.21 points at 18,597.03, and the Topix index declined by 1.63%, or 24.48 points at 1,480.18.

South Korea's Kospi fell 0.37%, or 8.10 points to 2,152.75. The ASX 200 closed 0.34% or 19.897 points lower, under pressure by its telecom and financial indexes.

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