Tokyo After a significant increase in corona infections in Japan, investors have withdrawn. The 225-value Nikkei index lost 0.4 percent to 19,265 points on Thursday through noon. The broader Topix index fell 0.9 percent to 1,412 points.
The authorities had registered 503 new infections on Wednesday. It was the biggest increase in a day so far.
In Asian currency trading, the dollar rose 0.1 percent to 108.81 yen. The Swiss currency was barely changed at 0.9718 francs. The euro hardly moved either. It was $ 1.0855.
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