Tokyo shares slipped 0.85 percent Tuesday as profit-taking and a stronger yen erased early gains.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 129.20 points to finish at 14,994.80, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.49 percent, or 6.05 points, to 1,228.73.
Trading volume was light with many investors retreating after the Nikkei hit a three-month high on Monday in response to upbeat US jobs figures and an upward revision of Japanese economic growth.
A stronger yen took some air out of exporter shares with the dollar slipping to 102.26 yen from 102.53 yen on Monday in New York.
New York shares gained overnight, with the Dow and the S&P 500 extending record winning streaks.
Source : Bloomberg