Tokyo stocks closed the morning session slightly lower Friday, weighed down by falls in automakers, electronics firms and other exporters due to a pause in the yen’s slide against the dollar.
The Nikkei Stock Average finished morning trade at 10,116.32, down 6.96 points, or 0.07%.
The benchmark index turned higher midway through the morning session, temporarily climbing to 10,148, driven by the steady performance of China-linked shares.
But profit-taking dominated later amid a lack of buying incentives. These news have been compiled by Nikkei.com.