The Nikkei is -5.7% at 1:00 PM Japan time, its low of the day.Manufacturers are being hit hard,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Nikkei is -5.7% at 1:00 PM Japan time, its low of the day.
Manufacturers are being hit hard, including Toshiba (TOSBF.PK) -16.3%, Hitachi (HIT) -15%, Nissan (NSANY) -9.2%, Sony (SNE) -8.5%, Toyota (TM) -8%, Panasonic (PC) -8.2%, and Honda (HMC) -5.7%.
Other losers include Nomura (NMR) -9.1%, Yahoo Japan -6.2%, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) -5.5%.
Many firms are still trying to assess the condition of their plants and how potential power cuts might affect them.