Japanese stocks fell when trading opened Wednesday, a pullback after the market rallied during the previous session. The Nikkei Stock Average fell 0.8% to 14,724.51, giving back a portion of its 3.1% climb on Tuesday, spurred after the Bank of Japan extended lending facilities for banks. The broader Topix also fell early Wednesday, shedding 0.6%. Financial shares were lower, including a 1.3% decline for both Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. .

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