Pedestrians walk past a share prices board in Tokyo on January 4, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO
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Tokyo stocks closed lower for a third straight session Wednesday as exporters were hit by a strong yen after North Korea said it carried out a hydrogen bomb test, compounding worries about China's economy and Middle East tensions.The dollar fell to 118.63 yen after dropping as low as 118.36 yen, its lowest level since mid-October, and down from 119.06 yen Tuesday in New York.In share trading, Toyota fell 1.97 percent to end at 7,083 yen, while Sony dropped 2.19 percent to 2,897.5 yen. Uniqlo-operator Fast Retailing, a market heavyweight, was down 0.64 percent at 40,170 yen.
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