The Nikkei is down for the first time this week today (September 12th) after a choppy session.
September has been a strong month for the index so far, but it lost 0.3 per cent of its value to close the day at 14,387.27.
This is only the second day so far this month that the index has ended lower, but the Nikkei was still positive at one point during the session, reports Reuters.
The Nikkei had hit a seven-week high earlier in the week, after it was boosted by the news Tokyo has been selected over Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
Sharp was among the biggest fallers on the index during today's trading, while the Topix shed 0.4 per cent of its value to end the session at 1,184.36.
Yesterday had seen the Nikkei broadly flat, although it had reached as high as 14,561.46 at one point.
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