Japanese stocks fall on profit-taking
Japanese stocks declined in Tuesday morning trading as investors sold shares to lock in immediate gains after the previous day's surge, reported dpa.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 46.97 points, or 0.42 per cent, to trade at 11,118.82. The broader Topix index was up 4.84 points, or 0.49 per cent, at 991.87.
On Monday, shares soared more than 2 per cent as a weaker yen boosted exporters.
On currency markets at 9 am (0000 GMT), the dollar traded at 93.87-88 yen, down from Monday's 5 pm quote of 94.07-10 yen.
The euro traded at 1.3393-3396 dollars, up from 1.3362-3365 dollars Monday, and at 125.72-76 yen, unchanged from 125.72-76 yen.