Tokyo stocks drop on weak tech, energy issues after Wall St. sell-off

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Tokyo stocks slid Wednesday as sell-offs of U.S. technology shares overnight dented Japanese peers and hopes for a coronavirus vaccine receded, with energy-related issues hit by an oil price slump.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 241.59 points, or 1.04 percent, from Tuesday at 23,032.54. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 15.49 points, or 0.96 percent, lower at 1,605.40.

Decliners were led by mining, bank and real estate issues.