Nikkei inches down as, investors eye upcoming events

Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:04pm EST

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged
downwards at Tuesday's open as investors awaited the appointment
of a new Bank of Japan governor and eyed risks in the euro zone.
    The Nikkei lost 0.5 percent to 11,344.62, while the
broader Topix dropped 0.4 percent to 958.98.
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