TOKYO, April 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged lower on Monday morning after index-heavy stocks such as SoftBank and Terumo lost ground, offsetting gains in financial stocks, which rallied after U.S. yields rose.
The Nikkei .N225 fell 0.2 percent to 22,114.03 in midmorning trade.
Financial stocks, which invest in foreign bonds, outperformed following a rise in U.S. yields with insurers T&D Holdings 8795.T up 6 percent, Dai-ichi Life 8750.T surging 4.3 percent and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 8306.T 2.1 percent higher.
The broader Topix .TOPX rose 0.1 percent to 1,753.44.
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