(Updates with opening) TOKYO, March 26 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks dipped nearly 1 percent on Wednesday after hitting a two-week closing high the previous day, led lower by exporters such as Canon Inc . As of 0001 GMT, the benchmark Nikkei average was down 0.8 percent or 96.25 points at 12,648.97. The Nikkei rose 2.1 percent on Tuesday to post its highest finish since March 12. The broader TOPIX fell 0.8 percent or 10.40 points to 1,232.58. (Reporting by Aiko Hayashi)
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