Tokyo stocks fell 0.64 percent Tuesday following a decline in Wall Street shares as crude oil prices continued to sink to more than five-year lows.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was down 110.02 points, or 0. 64 percent, from Friday at 17,087.71. The market was closed Monday for a national holiday.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange shed 5.89 points, or 0.43 percent, to 1,374. 69.
Major declining industries included energy, mining and insurance.
The turnover was 2,247.9 billion yen (about 18.84 billion U.S. dollars).