Japan’s Nikkei Plunges

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is virtually unchanged against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index dropped nearly one and three-quarter percent to finish at 9,555.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.93 yen.

The Taipei market closed at 8,991, a loss of more than three-quarters of one percent .