A passer-by is silhouetted in front of a display showing movements of the current Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo

 
A passer-by is silhouetted in front of a display showing movements of the current Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo
A passer-by is silhouetted in front of a display showing movements of the current Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo March 3, 2008. Japanese stocks fell 4 percent on Monday, with the Nikkei hitting a nearly six-week closing low as Honda Motor Corp and other exporters were battered by a strong yen amid growing U.S. recession worries. Shares of Japanese consumer lender Takefuji Corp sank 6.6 percent to 2,490 yen after it said it may post a loss of up to 30 billion yen ($290 million) on a structured finance transaction hit by the global credit crisis REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)