Nikkei drops on US concern; Tokyo Electron soars on multi-billion dollar takeover
TOKYO, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average eased for a second day on Wednesday hit by concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown, while Tokyo Electron Ltd bucked overall weakness on news of a $7 billion-plus takeover of the tech company by Applied Materials Inc. The Nikkei shed 0.8 percent to 14,620.53, moving away from a nine-week high of 14,816.65 hit last Friday. The Topix dropped 0.3 percent to 1,211.15.
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