Tokyo stocks down at break, eyes on G20 meeting

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Tokyo - Tokyo stocks eased Friday morning with focus turning to a weekend G20 finance ministers' meeting, but Toshiba rebounded on reports the government may help fund the embattled firm's turnaround.

Automakers dragged the main indexes down with investors retreating to the sidelines ahead of a long holiday weekend in Japan.

Markets are also awaiting news from the G20 gathering in Germany that brings together finance ministers from the world's most powerful economies, as worries grow over the isolationist slant of US President Donald Trump's "America First" policy.

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