TOKYO , Jan. 20 -- ( Kyodo ) _ Tokyo stocks traded lower early Monday morning, with market sentiment weighed by a pause in the yen's depreciation against the U.S. dollar. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 88.04 points, or 0.56 percent, from Friday to 15,646.42. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 3.73 points, or 0.29 percent, at 1,293.66. By sector, precision machinery, oil and coal, and rubber shares drew selling in particular while marine transport, steel and food issues gained ground.
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