Tokyo stocks down 0.22% by break

Tokyo stocks slipped 0.22 percent Wednesday morning, dragged down by profit taking and a stronger yen following a G7 statement that warned over volatility in global forex markets.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index eased 24.67 points to 11,344.45 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was down 0.20 percent, or 1.98 points, at 966.52.