Nikkei down from 4-year high on profit-taking

Thu Feb 7, 2013 12:09am GMT

TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell
early on Thursday as investors locked in some profits after the
market had jumped to a four-year high the previous day and on
caution ahead of a European Central Bank meeting.
    The Nikkei average shed 0.6 percent to 11,398.29,
while the broader Topix dropped 0.2 percent to 967.13.