Japan's Nikkei fell on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump's latest trade comments and speculation towards the Bank of Japan tweaking its massive easing scheme triggered a rally in the yen.
The Nikkei was down 1.29 percent at 22,404.45 on midday trade
The dollar traded below 111.00 yen, having tumbled from the six-month peak above 113.00 scaled late last week after President Trump said the strong greenback put his country at a disadvantage.
Losses in Topix stocks were less pronounced relative to the Nikkei. Topix was last down 0.02 percent at 1,744.57.
Source : Reuters