Tokyo stocks down 0.28% by break

Tokyo stocks slipped 0.28 percent Tuesday morning as a stronger yen weighed on sentiment despite a positive performance from shares on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 38.36 points to 13,530.01 by the break while the Topix index of all first-section issues sank 0.22 percent or 2.55 points to 1,143.05.