Tokyo shares closed lower on Thursday with key high-tech shares hit as US-China trade and tech disputes intensified.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.62 percent, or 132.23 points, to 21,151.14, while the broader Topix index slipped 0.36 percent, or 5.63 points, to 1,540.58.
The greenback, in terms of the US Dollar Index (DXY), is extending the up move beyond the 98.00 barrier, clinching at the same time fresh weekly highs.
US Dollar Index focused on Fedspeak, data
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Gold was steady as minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting damped expectations for lower rates this year, while the ongoing trade war weighed on equities and the dollar continued its ascent. Platinum fell to the lowest since February.
Spot gold +0.1% to $1,274.26/oz at...