Around the World's Markets: TOKYO

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THE TOKYO market closed slightly lower, down 22.78 at 13,820.68 anticipating more failures in the banking system.

Investors are also awaiting details of the next package of economic measures that will be discussed at emergency policy meetings scheduled for 4 and 16 November.

Sentiment was also influenced by poor first-half figures from Hitachi and Toshiba. Hitachi fell 13 to 595 yen.

Heavyweight new issue NTT DoCoMo rose 70,000 to 4.27m yen.