Tokyo stocks edge higher after Fed rate hike

... down with Mizuho Financial Group falling 0.27 percent to 219.5 yen and brokerage Nomura off 0.92 percent to end at 749.4 yen. But Hitachi rose 1.02 percent to 642.2 yen after the Nikkei business daily reported that Tokyo may arrange an aid package ... ( read original story ...)

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