The benchmark Nikkei share average closed down 1.11% at 23,205.43, away from a more than six-month closing high it hit on Thursday. Declining issues outnumbered advancers by 161 to 54. The Topix shed 0.90% to 1,616.60.
For the week, the Nikkei index gained nearly 1.4%, snapping two consecutive weekly losses, and the Topix climbed 0.7%.
Precision instruments , information and telecoms , and pharmaceuticals sectors were the three underperformers on the main bourse.
Overnight, Wall Street’s main indexes posted their biggest single-day percentage declines since June, dragged by heavy losses across the technology sector. .N
The Nasdaq Composite lost almost 5% a day after it posted a record close, with heavyweights including Apple Inc , Microsoft Corp and Amazon Inc weighing the most.
Semiconductor manufacturer Alps Alpine Co was among the top percentage losers on the Nikkei index, with a drop of around 4%.
An overnight drop in the Philadelphia chip index , down almost 6%, was another headwind for the Tokyo-lsited technology sector.
Tokyo Electron slid 2.73% and SoftBank Group Corp lost 3.21%; Sony Corp fell 1.64%.
Meanwhile, analysts said investors were also cautious ahead of the U.S. jobs data expected later in the day.
Among other shares, Honda Motor Co climbed 2.23% after it revealed plans with General Motors (NYSE:) GM.N to team up in North America to jointly develop a range of vehicles. Motor also rose 0.79%, as its sales in China surged last month. the index of Mothers start-up market slipped 2.61% to 1,139.90.