Tokyo stocks ended lower Wednesday on a halt in the yen's depreciation.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 65.61 points, or 0.42 percent, from Tuesday at 15,449.63.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 5.94 points, or 0.47 percent, lower at 1,247.08.
The decliners were led by information and communication, consumer finance and metal companies, while gainers included oil and real estate companies.
The turnover was about 1,926.3 billion yen (about 18.99 billion U.S. dollars).