Japanese share prices were capped on Wednesday by concerns about the broader economic impact of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, while an array of disappointing corporate earnings added to the downcast mood.
The Nikkei share average was off 0.08% at 21,051, after spending much of the session under water, even after seven straight days of losses until Tuesday.
The broader Topix, which hit a four-month low the previous day, was down 0.03% at 1534.51.
Trade-sensitive stocks came under pressure, even though global shares have somewhat stabilised after U.S. President Donald Trump made optimistic comments on trade talks with China.
Source : Reuters