Tokyo's Nikkei down 0.11% by break

Tokyo's Nikkei index ended the morning 0.11 percent lower on profit-taking Tuesday after a surge in the previous session and as the yen strengthened slightly.

The benchmark index dipped 12.71 points to 11,395.16 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was up 0.30 percent, or 2.92 points, at 965.61.