Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday after Wall Street fell for the first time in 2018 the previous day, while a strong yen weighed on sentiment.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.58 percent or 137.89 points to 23,650.31 in early trade while the broader Topix index opened down 0.49 percent or 9.18 points at 1,882.93.
US stocks lost ground on Wednesday amid worries over the fate of the NAFTA trade deal, while the dollar was hit by a report China may slow or halt its purchases of US government bonds.
All three major US indices finished lower, ending six straight days of records for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.
Source : AFP