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Tokyo stocks end morning down on strong yen

Tokyo shares fell Monday morning as automakers and other exporters were hit by a stronger yen, while the pound tumbled on reports Britain may be headed for a clean break with the EU.

The benchmark Nikkei index fell 0.91 percent, or 175.38 points, to 19,111.90 by the lunch break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.84 percent, or 12.95 points, at 1,531.94.