The Nikkei has continued to slip back from the one-week high it reached on Monday by recording a second successive day of losses.
Having started the week with a 2.3 per cent gain, the Nikkei was down by 0.3 per cent yesterday and followed that up with a 0.6 per cent drop today.
This left the index down at 15,515.06, while the Topix fell 0.5 per cent to 1,250.45, reports Reuters.
Yahoo Japan Corp was among the major success stories of the index during the session, recording a 6.6 per cent bounce in its share price, which hit a new seven-and-a-half year high as a result.
Internet gaming firm Gree jumped by 20 per cent before falling away later in the session following the announcement from Goldman Sachs that it has upgraded its rating to 'neutral' from 'sell'.
The Nikkei was dragged down for the session by the losses sustained by firms including Mixi Inc, which lost 17 per cent of its share price over the day.
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