TOKYO , Dec. 20 -- ( Kyodo ) _ Tokyo stocks fell Friday morning as investors sought to cash in on recent gains after the Nikkei index made sizable gains over the past three days to renew a six-year closing high. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 79.28 points, or 0.5 percent, from Thursday to 15,779.94. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 6.04 points, or 0.48 percent, at 1,257.03. Food, brokerage and insurance sectors succumbed to selling while rubber, marine transport and consumer finance sectors gained ground.
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