Japanese stocks swung between gains and losses as investors await a Federal Reserve meeting this week for an indication of when U.S. interest rates will be raised.

The Topix was little changed at 1,560.17 at the trading break in Tokyo, after falling 0.2 percent and rising 0.3 percent. Volume was about 14 percent the 30-day intraday average. The gauge ended last week at its highest close since December 2007. The Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 percent to 19,291.95, after closing above 19,000 on Friday for the first time in almost 15 years. The yen climbed 0.1 percent to 121.32 per dollar following last week’s 0.5 percent drop, its fourth straight weekly decline.

Source : Bloomberg