Tokyo stocks fall slightly in morning on stronger yen
Tokyo stocks fell slightly Thursday morning, as the yen's strength against the U.S. dollar drove selling of some exporter issues amid a cautious mood ahead of the release of U.S. economic data. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 65.85 points, or 0.20 percent, from Wednesday to 33,255.37. The broader Topix index was down 2.71 points, or 0.11 percent, at 2,361.79. On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by land transportation, service and retail issues.