A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Tokyo shares ended lower Friday as investors sought to lock in gains helped by a rise in the previous day with the Nikkei index ending at its highest level this year, while keeping cautious prior to release of U.S. job data.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 87.04 points or 0.47 percent from Thursday at 18,426.08.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 5.29 points or 0.36 percent lower at 1,477.98.

Decliners were led by food, miscellaneous product and rubber product issues.

The day’s turnover was about 3,017.8 billion yen (around 26.48 billion U.S. dollars). Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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