Nikkei inches down as, investors eye upcoming events

TOKYO Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:20pm EST

Men walk past logos at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Men walk past logos at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo February 6, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (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 .N225 lost 0.5 percent to 11,344.62, while the broader Topix .TOPX dropped 0.4 percent to 958.98.

(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Eric Meijer)