Tokyo shares down in morning on Wall St. declines, weak tech issues
Tokyo stocks dropped Tuesday morning, dragged down by overnight share declines in the United States and falling high-tech and automaker issues. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 337.58 points, or 1.17 percent, from Monday to 28,456.92. The broader Topix index was down 19.18 points, or 0.96 percent, at 1,973.41. On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by transportation equipment, electric appliance, and rubber product issues.