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Tokyo Market Report Headlines

Japan's Nikkei posts biggest fall since late March

Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest percentage drop since late March, with selling accelerating after a break of a key technical support level from its 25-day moving average.

Nikkei slips below 25-day average, materials sag

Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Wednesday, falling below its 25-day moving average almost for the first time since September, as materials, shippers and other cyclical shares came under pressure.

Nikkei rises for 3rd day; Sharp soars

Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a third straight day on Friday, led by oil, steel and machinery stocks, while Sharp Corp soared after it announced a return to the bourse's main board.

Nikkei edges down in choppy trade; Sharp soars

Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning, trimming earlier gains in choppy trade and led lower by real estate stocks, though Sharp Corp soared after it announced a return to the bourse's main board.

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Tillerson seeks to ease skepticism about U.S. State Department reorganization

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, dogged by media speculation about how long he will last as top U.S. diplomat, tried to ease skepticism among staff about his leadership and planned State Department reorganization on Tuesday.