TOKYO -- Asian equity markets closed mixed Monday, as investors in Japan and South Korea booked some profits. Their counterparts in Hong Kong and Taiwan were able to build on gains made Friday.

In Tokyo, the

Nikkei 225

closed down 100.8, or 0.7%, at 15,097.9, and the

Topix

index, which includes all shares listed on the

Tokyo Stock Exchange

, fell 11.4, or 0.8%, to 1422.8.

After rallying strongly Friday, Japanese tech shares closed mostly lower.

NEC

(NIPNY)

fell 60 yen, or 2.6%, to 2,250 ($20.65) and

Sony

(SNE) - Get Report

closed down 190 yen, or 1.8%, at 10,280.

Other sectors also trended lower, as

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone

(NTT)

fell 31,000 yen, or 3.1%, to 979,000 and

Tokai Bank

(TOKBF)

finished down 7 yen, or 1.3%, at 554.

The dollar traded at 108.95 yen, up from 108.20 yen Friday.

Elsewhere, Hong Kong's

Hang Seng

index rose to close 57.8 higher, or 0.4%, at 15,102.4, as heavyweights

HSBC

(HBC)

and

China Mobile

(CHL) - Get Report

put in mixed results. HSBC rose HK$3.00, or 2.8%, to 110.50 ($14.17) and China Mobile fell HK$1.50, or 2.8%, to 52.25.

South Korea's

Kospi

index fell 17.6, or 3.2%, to end the day at 528.4, as technology and telecom shares weakened. Taiwan's

TWSE

index climbed 81.2, or 1.5%, to finish at 5680.9.