Japanese stocks fell to a minimum of 2 weeks after Wall Street
Japanese stocks declined on Monday following a sharp decline in Wall Street after some states imposed restrictions on coronavirus infection.
The Nikkei index fell 2.3% to 21,995.04 points, while the wider Topix lost 1.78% to 1,549.22 points.
The highly cyclical sectors of iron and steel producers, mining and airlines have led the fall.
Shares in Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) fell by 2.3% and 2.0%, respectively.