Tokyo stocks close lower

Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday on concerns over the winding down of American monetary easing, with falls on other Asian bourses also weighing on the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed down 1.61 percent or 461.08 points at 28,147.51 while the broader Topix index slipped 1.47 percent or 27.97 points to 1,877.95.