Tokyo stocks close down on worries over Italy

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Tokyo (AFP)

Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday, extending falls on global bourses on fears about political uncertainty in Italy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1.52 percent, or 339.91 points, to end at 22,018.52 while the broader Topix index was down 1.46 percent, or 25.72 points, at 1,736.13.