Prompted by the dollar's top-heaviness
and a lack of fresh trading incentives, players will likely test the dollar's downside toward 130.
The market's top-heaviness
also dampened investor sentiment, sending the Nikkei sharply lower toward the end of the day.
Brokers also attributed the market's top-heaviness
to increasing selling pressure from banks and corporations unwinding cross-shareholdings ahead of full-year book closings in next March.
In Tokyo, however, buybacks in high-tech issues and bargain-hunting gradually lost steam toward the end of the afternoon session, with investors growing wary over the top-heaviness
of the market, brokers said.
Toshiba's poor earnings results were announced when investors were growing wary over the top-heaviness
of share prices.