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Tokyo stocks close lower weighed down by falls in US shares

Tokyo stocks closed lower on Thursday as declines in US shares weighed on the market with investors focusing on corporate earnings reports.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.59 percent or 122.78 points to end the session at 20,751.28, while the broader Topix index fell 0.83 percent or 13.10 points to 1,569.03.