Nikkei drops as exporters sold as yen weakness pauses

Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:17am GMT

TOKYO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Japan's benchmark Nikkei average
fell on Monday, snapping a five-session winning streak as yen
weakness has paused, triggering profit-taking on exporters,
while utility shares lost ground on brokerage downgrades.
    The Nikkei dropped 0.8 percent to 10,599.01. The
broader Topix fell 0.8 percent to 881.06.