Nikkei falls as sentiment sours on U.S. budget concerns

Tue Dec 4, 2012 7:03pm EST

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
extended the previous session's losses on Wednesday as investor
sentiment soured after Wall Street eased on concerns over the
U.S. budget tangle.
    The Nikkei dropped 0.5 percent to 9,385.83, and the
broader Topix index was also 0.5 percent lower at
778.21.