The Nikkei 225 stock index lost 0.3 percent to 14,388.68 after a 2 percent jump the day before on a weaker yen.
The Standard & Poor's 500 topped the 1,900 mark for the first time Tuesday, driven by optimism over the economic recovery, before closing just below it, up 0.1 percent at 1,897.45.
The Dow Jones industrial average also rose 0.1 percent to 16,715.44 though the technology-focused Nasdaq composite lost 0.3 percent to 4,130.17.
European shares also rose, lifted by the U.S. rally, and signs that
In other markets, the Japanese yen was trading at 102.14 to the U.S. dollar, compared with its close Tuesday of 102.26. The euro was at
Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery was up
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