Japanese stocks tumble as yen hits four-week high

Jan 14, 2014, 1:58 AM EST
A pedestrian walks past a quotation board displaying the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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Asian shares came under pressure on Tuesday, with Japanese stocks tumbling more than 2 percent as the yen hit a four-week high against the dollar after last week's surprisingly weak jobs report raised concerns about the U.S. growth outlook.

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