Nikkei retreats from nearly 5-year closing high

Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:11pm EDT

TOKYO, April 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average eased in
early trade on Tuesday as the yen's weakness paused, prompting
investors to lock in some of the gains after the index hit a
nearly five-year closing high in the previous session. 
    The Nikkei dipped 0.2 percent to 13,545.48, while
the broader Topix index inched down 0.1 percent to
1,144.12.