TOKYO, April 12 Japanese stocks fell more than 1
percent to their lowest level in over four-months on Wednesday
morning as rising geopolitical tensions curbed risk appetite,
while exporters dropped after the yen spiked to a five-month
The Nikkei 225 share average tumbled 1.3 percent to
18,504.81 in midmorning trade, the lowest since Dec. 7.
The broader Topix also shed 1.3 percent, to
1,476.35. The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 1.2
percent to 13,248.36.
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Chris Gallagher)