The U.S. dollar rose against the yen Friday afternoon, while prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange dipped.

At mid-afternoon, the dollar was trading at 125.11 yen, up .85 yen from Thursday afternoon and above its late New York level of 124.98 yen.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange's Nikkei Average lost four points to finish at 11,976 points. On Thursday, the average gained 18 points.