(Clarifies highest point in Jasdaq)
TOKYO Feb 23 Japanese stocks ended marginally
lower on Thursday as financials weakened after U.S. yields fell
on the cautious tone struck in minutes of the latest Federal
Reserve monetary policy meeting.
The Nikkei ended down 0.04 percent to 19,371.46,
while the broader Topix dropped 0.1 percent to 1,556.25.
But while major stocks ended lower, small to mid caps
The Jasdaq market rose 0.4 percent to 2,977.49, the
highest closing since the early 1990s, according to Reuters
The Mothers market added 1.3 percent to 1,046.96,
the highest closing level since May 2016.
The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.1 percent to
(Editing by Shri Navaratnam)