Japanese shares are lower in early trading, following a mixed performance in global markets...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares are lower in early trading, following a mixed performance in global markets overnight. The Nikkei Average is currently down 0.3% to 8,859, with Telecom shares leading declines after Softbank (SFTBY.PK) posted weak earnings: KDDI Corp. (KDDIY.PK -0.8%), NTT DoCoMo (DCM -0.2%).