Tokyo's Nikkei share average opens down 1.38 pct

TOKYO Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:31am IST

A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 2, 2009.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's benchmark Nikkei average opened down 1.38 percent at 11,105.24 on Tuesday, while the broader Topix shed 1.17 percent to 944.58.

(Reporting by Tokyo markets team)

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