Tokyo stocks ended slightly lower Wednesday on rekindled concerns about the global economic outlook amid the coronavirus pandemic, although buying on dips helped limit losses.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 13.81 points, or 0.06 percent, from Friday at 23,346.49. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 2.17 points, or 0.13 percent, lower at 1,644.25. Japanese markets were closed Monday and Tuesday for national holidays.
Decliners were led by mining, iron and steel, and nonferrous metal issues.