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The main indices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed today's trading with a fall after the main Nikkei-225 index briefly reached a new 33-year high. However, the strong yen has negatively affected some export companies, including automakers such as Mazda Motor, Kyodo reported.
The Nikkei-225 index ended with a decline of 197.17 points, or 0.59 percent, to 33,388.03 points. The broader Topics index ended up 18.45 points, or 0.77 percent, to 2372,60.6 points. The most significant losses were reported by manufacturers of transport equipment, non-ferrous metals and rubber products, and the shares of Mazda Motor registered a daily decline of more than <> percent.
In the foreign exchange market, the dollar weakened as investors weighed whether the end of the monetary tightening cycle was near.
The US currency was quoted at 149.00-03 yen against 150.43-45 yen in Tokyo on Friday.
The euro exchanged for $1.0920-0924 and 162.71-80 yen against $1.0908-0918 and 163.23-33 yen at the end of Friday's trade.
Tokyo and Wall Street close with growth
On Friday, Wall Street closed with minimal growth, closing a third consecutive week in which indices are on the upward side.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.81 points, or 0.01 percent, to 34,947.28.
The wider Standard & Poor's 500 gained 5.78 points, or 0.13 percent, to 4514,02.11 points, while the Nasdaq high-tech index rose 81.0 points, or 08.14 percent, to 125,48.<>.
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