Japanese stocks fall in early trading, dragged by weakness overnight in the U.S. and with auto...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks fall in early trading, dragged by weakness overnight in the U.S. and with auto maker shares hit by weak sales data out of China. The Nikkei Average dropped 0.4% to 9,398 with the dollar moving below the ¥82 level, adding pressure to exporters: Honda (HMC -1.4%), Nissan (NSANY -1.7%), Toyota (TM -1.1%), Mitsubishi Motors (MMTOY.PK -2.6%), Hitachi (HIT -1.20%), Fujitsu (FJTSY.PK -1.9%), and Renesas Electronics (RNECY.PK -2.1%).