Nikkei 225 closes down -0.53% at 19,814.88

Equity losses pared into the close as USDJPY finds dip demand 17 May
– high 198842.75
– low 19764.63
– Topix -0.53% at 1575.82
– USDJPY 112.43 still near session lows after rally fail around 112.50