Tokyo stocks down 0.50% by break

Tokyo stocks fell 0.50 percent on Friday morning after losses in US and European shares and following the yen's upturn against the dollar.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 56.72 points to 11,252.41 by the break while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.88 percent, or 8.44 points, at 954.42.