Japanese stocks open lower tracking overnight losses on the Nasdaq. The Nikkei Average is down...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks open lower tracking overnight losses on the Nasdaq. The Nikkei Average is down 0.9% at 8,403 with technology exporters and shipping stocks leading the decline: Sony (SNE -2.5%), Elpida Memory (ELPDF.PK -3.3%), Advantest (ATE -3.02%), Mitsui O.S.K. (MSLOY.PK -2.4%), and Nippon Yusen (NPNYY.PK -2.3%).