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Tokyo Market Report Headlines

Nikkei edges up, supported by gains in defensive stocks

Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning, with most sectors advancing as sentiment improved after fears of more aggressive U.S. interest rate hikes receded, with defensive stocks such as construction and utilities outperforming.

Nikkei falls on U.S. rates speculation; Ricoh tumbles

Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday on across-the-board selling after U.S. shares dropped overnight on speculation about faster interest rate hikes, while Ricoh stumbled after a media report said it was considering an impairment charge.

Nikkei falls to near 1-week low; Ricoh tumbles

Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a near 1-week low on Thursday morning on across-the-board selling after U.S. shares dropped overnight, while office equipment maker Ricoh stumbled after a media report said it was considering an impairment charge.

Nikkei edges up in choppy trade, financials lose ground

Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday in choppy trade as chip stocks and other exporters were boosted by steady dollar-yen levels, offsetting weakness in financial stocks such as insurers, brokers and banks.

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