Tokyo stocks give up early gains by break

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TOKYO–Tokyo stocks lost early gains Friday morning as investors took their bets off the table in low-volume trade with many regional and overseas markets closed for public holidays, dealers said.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.04 percent, or 4.52 points, to 12,331.44 by the break, while the Topix index fell 0.60 percent, or 6.22 points, at 1,030.56.

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