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Tokyo stocks dive 3.26% on strong yen

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Tokyo stocks slumped 3.26 percent in mid-afternoon trade Friday, following sharp falls on Wall Street and a rise in the yen as investors fret about the Ukraine crisis and China's economy. 

File picture showing people walking past an electric quotation board flashing the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on March 12, 2014

The benchmark Nikkei-225 index slipped 483.21 points to 14,333.02, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 3.08 percent, or 37.34 points, to 1,166.23.

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