Japan Stocks Fall as Investors Count Down to U.S. Rate Increase

  • Topix drops for second day to lowest close in two months
  • Odds for first Fed rate rise in a decade remain above 75%

Japanese stocks fell for a second day, with the Topix index posting its lowest close in about two months, as investors count down to the first U.S. interest-rate increase in almost a decade. Exporters and banks were the biggest drags.

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