TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei stock average fell 2.9 percent on Tuesday, its worst one-day percentage loss in over two months, with shares sold across the board on growing investor caution about the global economy as the yen advanced.
Mitsubishi Corp and other resource shares took a hit from lower oil and metals prices, while property shares tumbled on profit-taking after rallying for a month.
The benchmark Nikkei .N225 shed 286.79 points to 9,752.88, marking its biggest one-day percentage loss since March 30. The broader Topix lost 3.4 percent to 914.76.
(Reporting by Elaine Lies)