Tokyo stocks open slightly lower on Dow fall in U.S.

Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower Friday as investors locked in recent gains after the U.S. Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a four-day winning streak overnight.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 89.74 points, or 0.27 percent, from Thursday to 33,334.67. The broader Topix index was down 3.98 points, or 0.17 percent, at 2,364.64.

On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by mining, oil and coal product, and rubber product issues.

At 9 a.m., the U.S. dollar fetched 150.69-72 yen compared with 150.69-79 yen in New York and 151.37-39 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The euro was quoted at $1.0851-0855 and 163.51-61 yen against $1.0848-0858 and 163.50-60 yen in New York and $1.0840-0842 and 164.09-13 yen in Tokyo late Thursday afternoon.

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