Agence France-PresseFebruary 4, 2014 07:32
Tokyo stocks plunged 4.18 percent Tuesday after weak US manufacturing data sent Wall Street and the dollar tumbling, with the headline index shedding 14 percent in a month after a huge rally last year.
The Nikkei-225 index dived 610.66 points to 14,008.47, the worst one-day drop since June. The Topix index of all first-section shares fell 4.77 percent, or 57.05 points, to 1,139.27.
"In this negative investing environment, players are merely looking for reasons to sell," said Yoshihiro Okumura, general manager at Chibagin Asset Management.