Japan's Nikkei stock average slipped on Friday, dragged lower by Toyota Motor <7203.T> and slumping auto shares ahead of the end of a U.S. rebate program, with investors keeping a nervous eye on volatile China shares.

Exporters slipped in the wake of mixed U.S. economic data, with a slightly stronger yen also having an impact.

The benchmark Nikkei <.N225> lost 1.3 percent or 133.10 points to 10,250.31. a day after climbing 1.8 percent.

The broader Topix <.TOPX> slipped 1.2 percent to 947.22.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies)