Japanese stocks fell in Wednesday morning trading due to the strengthening of the yen.The Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell 67.91 points, or 0.66 per cent, to stand at 10,144.55.
The broader-based Topix index also lost 2.25 points, or 0.25 per cent, to stand at 893.24. Traders said hightech shares in particular suffered losses.
On currency markets at 9 am (0000 GMT), the dollar traded at 91.65—69 yen, down from 92.03—05 yen in late trading Tuesday.
The euro traded at 1.4820—24 dollars, down from 1.4887—88 dollars, and at 135.83—87 yen, down from 137.01—05 yen.