Tokyo shares end lower

Tokyo, Jan 28 (IANS) Tokyo shares ended the choppy trading on Thursday lower as investors remained cautious ahead of Japanese central bank’s decision due to be out on Friday on its monetary policy.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 122.47 points, or 0.71 percent, from Wednesday at 17,041.45, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 8.60 points, or 0.61 percent, at 1,392.10.

Decliners were led by iron and steel, mining and marine transportation issues. The turnover was about about $20.04 billion.

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