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Nikkei hits 3-wk closing low ahead BOJ, U.S. jobs data

TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average fell to a three-week closing low on Wednesday as investors remained cautious ahead of a series of key events this week, including policy meetings by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan and U.S. jobs data.

The Nikkei

slipped 0.5 percent to 8,746.87, falling for a fourth straight session, its longest losing run since early September.

The broader Topix

index eased 0.5 percent to 727.39.

(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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