TOKYO, Oct 21- Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday, with the market latching on to comments from the welfare minister on the country's public pension fund as an excuse to take profits from outsized gains the previous day. The Nikkei share index lost 2.0 percent, closing at 14,804.28 and erasing half of its 4.0 percent gains on Monday, made on bets the Government Pension...» Read More
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