TOKYO, Sept 15 Japan's Nikkei share average fell
to a near three-week closing low on Thursday as uncertainty over
the Bank Of Japan's policy review next week continued to take a
toll on financial stocks.
Bucking the weakness, convenience store operator Lawson Inc
jumped after Mitsubishi Corp said it is
considering raising its stake in Lawson to make it a subsidiary.
The Nikkei dropped 1.3 percent to 16,405.01, the
lowest closing level since Aug. 26.
The broader Topix dropped 1 percent to 1,301.11,
while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 1.1 percent
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)