TOKYO, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks plunged sharply in the first trading day of 2014 on Monday as investors cashed in on recent gains after a yearend rally.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lowered 382.43 points, or 2. 35 percent, from Dec. 30 to end at 15,908.88.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended down 10.14 points, or 0.78 percent, at 1,292.15.
Decliners were led by mining, marine transport, and information and technology sectors.
The turnover was about 2,628.1 billion yen (about 25.17 billion U.S. dollars).