Tokyo shares ended the trading Monday lower following the yen's advance against the U.S. dollar, dragging down export related shares.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was down 70.39 points, or 0.44 percent, from Friday to 15,751.13.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 7.90 points, or 0.61 percent, to 1,279.79.
Decliners were led by transportation equipment, precision instrument and banking issues.
The day's turnover was about 1,860.4 billion yen (around 17.24 billion U.S. dollars).