TOKYO Feb 17 Japan's Nikkei share average fell
on Friday with the market wary of a stronger yen and financials
weakened as U.S. bond yields fell after comments by a senior
U.S. Federal Reserve official were viewed as relatively dovish.
The Nikkei ended down 0.6 percent at 19,234.62
points. For the week, the benchmark index fell 0.7 percent.
Toshiba Corp sank 9.2 percent, after rating agency
S&P Global said it could slash the conglomerate's rating if
financial support from lenders includes any form of debt
The broader Topix dropped 0.4 percent to 1,544.54
and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.5 percent to
(Repoting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Kim Coghill)