Tokyo stocks fall in morning as weak techs weigh

Tokyo stocks fell Wednesday morning, with technology shares leading the decline as they tracked overnight losses in their U.S. counterparts after a rise in U.S. long-term interest rates chilled sentiment.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 156.91 points, or 0.59 percent, from Tuesday to 26,290.96. The broader Topix index was down 5.42 points, or 0.28 percent, at 1,904.73.

On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by information and communication, real estate, and electric appliance issues.

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