Nikkei 225 closes lower by 0.15% at 21,533.48
Tokyo's main index closes a little lower in narrow trading for Asian equities
Equities in the region are little changed in a slower trading session as traders and investors are keenly waiting on Fed chair Powell's testimony later today for more clues. The Hang Seng index is up by 0.3% but the Shanghai Composite is down by 0.2%, reflecting lighter trading so far during the session.
US futures are near flat levels and European equities should also reflect that sentiment, leaving currencies with little to work with to begin the morning in Europe. USD/JPY holds near flat levels at 109.88, settling in a 15 pips range so far today.