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Tokyo stocks fall following governor's stay-at-home request

Moody's SoftBank downgrade also weighs on jittery market

A man wearing a face mask walks past a screen showing the Nikkei index in Tokyo on March 26. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks closed down 4.5% on Thursday and snapped a three-day winning streak as investors reacted cautiously to a request from Tokyo's governor for residents to stay home on weekends and to do their part to help Japan's capital in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

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