Tokyo stock market indexes fell on a jump in the yen that lowered shares of exporting companies, but a rise in technology shares provided some support, Kyodo said.

The leading Nikkei 225 index finished down 87.17 points, or 0.26 percent, to 33,321.22 points. The broader Topix index finished 12.21 points, or 0.51 percent to 2364,50.<> points.

During trading, the dollar reached 147.02-05 yen compared to 147.40-50 yen in New York and 148.51-53 yen in Tokyo yesterday.

The euro is quoted at 1.1005-1009 dollars and 161.80-89 yen against 1.0988-0998 dollars and 162.02-12 yen in New York and 1.0936-0937 dollars and 162.42-46 yen in Tokyo.

Amid conflicting signals about the future course of monetary policy from representatives of the US Federal Reserve, Wall Street ended with an increase, Reuters reported.

Tokyo falls for second day in a row, and Wall Street is looking for direction

Industrial Dow Jones rose 83.51 points, or 0.24 percent, to 35,416.98 points.

The broader Standard & Poor's 500 earned 4.46 points, or 0.10 percent to 4,554.89 points.

Technological Nasdaq added 40.73 points, or 0.29 percent, to 14,281.76 points.

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