Tokyo stocks plunged more than three percent in early trade Thursday on a strong yen, sinking further after tumbling more than three percent in the previous session.
The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which dropped 3.14 percent on Wednesday, lost a further 3.15 percent, or 622.44 points, to 19,115.20 in the first half-hour of trade.
The Topix index of all first-section issues lost 3.48 percent, or 55.08 points, to 1,527.40.
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