Japanese stocks are down in early trading, with tech shares getting beat by a strong Japanese...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks are down in early trading, with tech shares getting beat by a strong Japanese yen and a weak finish for the Nasdaq overnight. The Nikkei Average is currently down 0.6% at 8,501: Sony Corp. (SNE -1.4%), Sharp (SCPAY.PK -2.5%), and Tokyo Electron -0.88% (TOELF.PK -0.9%).