Nikkei ended 0.93 percent lower Thursday after a strong surge in the previous day.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average plunged 106.68 points, or 0. 93 percent, from Wednesday to 11,357.07.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed up 0.36 point, or 0.04 percent, at 969. 18.
Decliners were led by precision machinery, machinery and food makers, while gainers included sea transport, paper and securities issues.
The turnover was about 2,771.6 billion yen (about 29.68 billion US dollars).