Tokyo stocks closed lower Thursday on concerns for the outlook of the U.S. economy after retail sales and industrial output data plummeted in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 259.89 points, or 1.33 percent, from Wednesday to close the day at 19,290.20.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, lost 11.83 points, or 0.82 percent, to finish at 1,422.24.
Marine transportation, transportation equipment and nonferrous metal issues comprised those that declined the most by the close of play. Enditem