The Nikkei 225 index closed down 7.32pc - or 1,143.28 points - at 14,483.98 - the biggest daily points fall since April 2000, and larger than the drop seen when the country was rocked by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011.
Japanese Stocks Fall Sharply
Wall Street Journal
Nikkei plunge sparks global market retreat
Related articles »