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Tokyo stocks close flat

Tokyo shares ended flat Friday as investors look ahead to the release of key US jobs data later in the day.

The benchmark Nikkei 225, edged up 0.02 percent, or 3.62 points, to close at 18,1918.20, while the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.30 percent, or 4.58 points to 1,514.99.