A man walks past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo on May 16, 2018. Japan’s economy slid into reverse for the first time in two years at the beginning of the year, hit by sluggish consumption and a winter cold snap, but on May 16 analysts predicted the world’s third-largest economy would quickly rebound. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU
Tokyo stocks opened in the red on Wednesday, after falls on Wall Street and official data that showed Japan’s economy contracted for the first time in two years.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.36 percent, or 82.