Tokyo stocks fall in morning on U.S. recession fear, strong yen
Tokyo stocks fell Thursday morning as investors fretted over the earnings outlook for Japanese companies amid growing fears over a recession in the United States and a stronger yen. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 205.91 points, or 0.74 percent, from Wednesday to 27,480.49. The broader Topix index was down 12.70 points, or 0.65 percent, at 1,935.61. On the top-tier Prime Market, electric appliance, bank, and transportation equipment issues were among the worst performers.