Tokyo stocks open lower with eyes on US inflation

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 1.03 per cent

290.31 points, at 27,956.22 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 1.01 per cent, or 19.82 points, at 1,949.23.

Toshiyuki Kanayama, senior market analyst at Monex, said Tokyo trading will exhibit a "ahead of the US consumer price index

wait-and-see attitude" for May

after the US losses began under pressure

The dollar gained in early Asian trade against 134.15 yen

134.40 yen in New York and 133.75 yen in Tokyo on Thursday.