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Kyodo news summary -1-

June 12, 2014



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FEATURE: Taiwan'sNational Palace Museum to visit Japan

TAIPEI - From June until November this year, Japan will host two exhibits of more than 200 artifacts from Taiwan'sNational Palace Museum, regarded by many as having the foremost collection of Chinese antiquities in the world.

This will be the first exhibit in Japan since the museum settled in suburban Taipei 49 years ago.

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Dollar in upper 101 yen zone in early Tokyo trading

TOKYO - The U.S. dollar traded in the upper 101 yen zone in Tokyo early Friday, inheriting its weakness in New York overnight.

At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 101.72-73 yen compared with 101.66-76 yen in New York and 102.07-08 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Tokyo stocks open lower on concerns over Iraq, yen's rise

TOKYO - Tokyo stocks opened lower Friday, with investor sentiment sapped by concerns over the intensified tensions in Iraq and the dollar's fall into the upper 101 yen zone.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 99.89 points, or 0.67 percent, from Thursday to 14,873.64. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 6.39 points, or 0.52 percent, at 1,231.36.



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Source: Japan Economic Newswire


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