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Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday after the first US presidential debate between Democrat Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, which turned into a shouting match.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.50 percent or 353.98 points to end at 23,185.12, while the broader Topix index dropped 1.97 percent or 32.61 points to 1,625.49.”After the presidential debate, concerns over a (potential) political vacuum due to issues around Mr Trump caused falls in US features, with the Nikkei slipping further,” Okasan Online Securities chief strategist Yoshihiro Ito said in a commentary. Telecom operator NTT closed down 3.60 percent at 2,150 yen, a day after it announced a takeover of its mobile phone unit on concerns the deal could have negative impact on NTT’s financial conditions.Its phone unit NTT Docomo climbed 20.91 percent to 3,885 yen, near the 3,900 yen price NTT will pay in the deal.Its smaller rival and wireless newcomer Rakuten was up 0.89 percent at 1,132 yen. After the market close it announced a 5G wireless service at a much cheaper price than domestic rivals. Among other major shares, Toyota was down 2.54 percent at 6,932 yen, Uniqlo casual wear operator Fast Retailing was down 0.36 percent at 65,860 yen, and Sony ended down 2.04 percent at 8,032 yen.The dollar fetched 105.49 yen in Asian trade, against 105.68 yen in New York late Tuesday.Topics :
Mr. Larry Dean Buchanan, age 75, of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on May 31, 1942, at home in Ohio County, Indiana, the son of the late, Wilbur Russell “Toots” and Elizabeth Melzena (Bovard) Buchanan. He was raised in Quercus Grove, Indiana and was a 1960 graduate of the Patriot High School. Larry was inducted into the United States Navy on October 25, 1961, in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the good conduct medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of AK2 on February 24, 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee. Larry was united in marriage on January 22, 1992 in Columbus, Indiana to Brenda Teltoe and to this union arrived a daughter Emilee to bless their home. Larry was employed as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Columbus, Indiana, retiring in 1997, after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Columbus Moose Lodge #398. Larry enjoyed coaching softball for many years, golfing and was a Cincinnati Reds fan. Larry passed away at 12:24 a.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018, at his residence in Columbus, Indiana. Larry is survived by his daughter, Emilee L. Andrew and her husband: Dylan of Columbus, IN; his dog, Zoe; his brother-in-law, Kenny Griffin of Vevay, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Russell “Toots” Buchanan, died March 21, 1991 and Elizabeth Melsena (Bovard) Buchanan, died November 17, 1993; his brother, Jim R. Buchanan, died December 3, 2000 and his sister, Verlie Griffin, died September 8, 2012.A celebration of Larry’s life will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Hartsville United Methodist Church, 175 Jaskson Street Hartsville, Indiana 47244.Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Cards are available at the funeral home.