TOKYO , Jan. 14 -- ( Kyodo ) _ (EDS: ADDING INFO) Tokyo stocks fell sharply Tuesday morning, with the Nikkei hitting its lowest intraday level in about one month, after disappointing U.S. nonfarm payrolls data led the dollar and Wall Street stocks to weaken. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 326.17 points, or 2.05 percent, from Friday to 15,585.89. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 20.56 points, or 1.58 percent, at 1,277.92. Japanese financial markets were closed Monday for a national holiday. Shares were sold across the board, with market sentiment dampened after U.S. Labor Department data showed Friday the country's economy created 74,000 nonfarm jobs in December, much smaller than market expectation of 196,000 jobs. "The data raised worries over the outlook of the U.S. economy," Hiroichi Nishi , assistant general manager of equity research at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. , said, adding that both U.S. and Japanese shares appear to be still in a correction phase after the year-end rally. After the jobs report, the 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Monday at a three-week low, and the U.S. dollar fell to as low as 102.85 yen in New York , its lowest since mid-December. Tracking overnight declines in U.S. shares and with the stronger yen weighing on Japanese exporting companies' shares, the Nikkei lost more than 400 points at one point to hit 15,475.11, its lowest intraday level since Dec. 18 . All of the 33 sector indexes fell, with brokerage, insurance and mining shares leading the slump. Among export-oriented shares, Toyota Motor went down 116 yen or 1.8 percent to 6,174 yen while Honda Motor dropped 140 yen or 3.3 percent to 4,125 yen . Sony , Toshiba and Mitsubishi Electric all lost more than 2 percent. Major brokerage house Nomura Holdings tumbled 23 yen or 2.8 percent to 796 yen , while Daiwa Securities Group lost 34 yen or 3.3 percent to 1,008 yen . One of the session's few bright spot was Suntory Beverage & Food , which rose 35 yen or 1.1 percent to 3,315 yen , following its parent company Suntory Holdings Ltd.'s announcement it will acquire U.S. distiller Beam Inc. for $16 billion . On the First Section, declining issues outpaced advancing ones 1,387 to 297, while 93 finished the morning unchanged.
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