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Asian Markets at Close Report | MarketWatch -October 10, 2012-: Japan stocks close with sharp declines

By Sarah Turner and Chris Oliver , MarketWatch  HONG KONG (MarketWatch)—Japanese stocks ended sharply down on Wednesday, leading other regional markets lower, as worries on growth and earnings weighed, while China markets gained for a second straight session on policy-easing hopes. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average JP:100000018 -1.98%  retreated 2% putting the index back at early-August lows.  South Korea’s Kospi KR:SEU -1.56%  dropped 1.6%, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index AU:XJO -0.32%  slipped 0.3% to back away from a 14-month high.