Tokyo stocks close down on virus concerns

Tokyo stocks closed lower Friday with Japan set to extend a virus state of emergency in the capital as cases surge a week into the pandemic-postponed Olympics.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 1.80 percent, or 498.83 points, to 27,283.59, while the broader Topix index lost 1.37 percent, or 26.35 points, to 1,901.08.

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