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The yen and Tokyo share prices took a beating Sept. 1 amid concern over economic prospects at home and Asia’s currency turmoil.

The 225-issue Nikkei average fell 255.12 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 17,974.30. The key market gauge closed below the 18,000 level for the first time in 4 1/2 months.

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