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Tokyo stocks open lower after N.Korea missile news

Written by: Staff

TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) The Nikkei average fell 0.82 percent on Wednesday on declines in blue-chip stocks like Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., with investors worried about geopolitical risk in Asia after news that North Korea launched several missiles early in the morning.

The Nikkei was down 127.75 points at 15,510.75 as of 0004 GMT. The TOPIX index lost 0.86 percent to 1,588.69.

Reuters DH VP0640

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