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GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese stocks approach 2-yr high, euro sags after Draghi's comments
TOKYO, June 27 Japanese stocks closed in on two-year highs early on Tuesday thanks to a weaker yen while the euro sagged against its peers after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talked up benefits of the ECB's easy monetary policy.