Tokyo stocks fall on worries over U.S. monetary policy tightening
Tokyo stocks ended lower Thursday on rekindled concern over the U.S. Federal Reserve's aggressive monetary tightening plans in response to high inflation. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 44.01 points, or 0.16 percent, from Wednesday at 27,413.88. The broader Topix index finished 12.25 points, or 0.63 percent, lower at 1,926.39. On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by mining, pharmaceutical, precision instrument issues.