Nikkei retreats from near 5-yr high; investors shave positions ahead of holidays

Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:16am EDT

TOKYO, April 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
retreated 0.3 percent from a nearly five-year high on Friday, as
investors booked profits ahead of the Golden Week holidays and
as the yen's weakness paused.
    The benchmark Nikkei closed down 41.95 points at
13,884.13. The index rose as much as 0.4 percent at one point to
13,983.87, setting a fresh high since June 2008 and coming
within sight of the 14,000-mark.
    The broader Topix index fell 1 percent to 1,161.19.