Japan stocks fall more than 2 pct on Wall St, yen

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(Updates with opening) TOKYO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Japan's benchmark stock averages fell more than 2 percent on Friday, tracking big losses on Wall Street amid growing fears of a U.S. recession. Toyota Motor Corp and Sony Corp were flooded with sell orders as the yen gained against the dollar. As of 0008 GMT, the Nikkei was down 2.6 percent at 13,432.03 and the broader TOPIX index was down 2.5 percent at 1,298.13. (Reporting by Taiga Uranaka)

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