Agence France-PresseApril 16, 2013 00:15
Tokyo stocks fell 1.06 percent Tuesday morning on the back of a stronger yen and a Wall Street plunge while investors were also spooked by deadly blasts in Boston.
The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 140.16 points at 13,135.50 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 1.84 percent, or 20.83 points, at 1,113.16.
Exporters were hit as the yen climbed. The dollar was changing hands at 97.10 yen in Tokyo, compared with 96.56 yen in New York Monday afternoon and 98.32 yen in Tokyo earlier Monday.