Tokyo shares fall in morning on yen's firmness

TOKYO, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo shares fell Tuesday morning as export-linked shares were weighed down by the firm yen against the U.S. dollar.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 95.55 points, or 0.42 percent, from Monday to 22,611.61.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 2.04 points, or 0.11 percent, to 1,784.83.

Decliners were led by precision instrument, electric appliance and rubber product issues.

[ Editor: meng ]


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