Stock Market LIVE Updates: Tokyo shares drift lower with eyes on Fed

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Tokyo shares drifted lower on Monday ahead of three consecutive public holidays, as investors focused on an upcoming US Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. The Nikkei 225 index opened flat then slipped 0.52 percent, or 139.55 points, to 26,708.35 in morning trade while the broader Topix index fell 0.23 percent, or 4.33 points, to 1,894.73.