Tokyo stocks end slightly lower ahead of U.S. Fed meeting

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Tokyo stocks ended slightly lower Monday on speculation that the U.S. central bank will take a more aggressive stance in its monetary tightening during its policy meeting later this week.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 29.37 points, or 0.11 percent, from Thursday at 26,818.53. Japanese financial markets were closed Friday for a national holiday.

The broader Topix index finished 1.27 points, or 0.07 percent, lower at 1,898.35.

On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by real estate, service and precision instrument issues.