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The glitch is not the TSE’s first technical problem, occasionally encountering other errors over the years, though trading is rarely outright halted. Thursday’s computer failure marks one of its largest since 2005, when the exchange was forced to close markets for more than four hours due to a buggy system upgrade.
The Nagoya Stock Exchange, Fukuoka Stock Exchange and Sapporo Securities Exchange – which all use the TSE’s system – have also shuttered trading for the day, according to local media.
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