Nikkei slips on profit-taking, snaps 8-day winning streak

Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:09am GMT

By Ayai Tomisawa
    TOKYO, March 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
slipped on Tuesday, snapping an eight-day winning streak, as
investors took profits on recent gainers such as financials and
    The Nikkei closed down 0.3 percent at 12,314.81
after earlier rising as high as 12,461.97, its highest level
since early September 2008. 
    The broader Topix shed 0.4 percent to 1,035.90.