The Nikkei fell 0.9% to 10,820.59 by the mid day break, moving future away from a 32 month high of 10,952.31 hit last Tuesday.
The Nikkei share average fell on Monday as investors pocketed profits as a provision ahead of the outcome of the bank of Japanís 2 day policy meeting, with expectations for destructive easing already mostly priced into the market.