Japan's Nikkei share average fell
on Tuesday with a strengthening yen weighing on exporter shares,
although hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would
provide hints about stimulus at an upcoming speech helped curb
Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, is scheduled to hold a
news conference on Wednesday that will be his first since
winning the election in November.
The Nikkei dropped 0.8 percent to 19,301.44. The
broader Topix was down 0.7 percent at 1,542.31 and the
JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 0.8 percent to 13,816.61.