Tokyo stocks dropped 1.40 percent on Friday, with the Nikkei stock index ending at a nearly five-month low as market sentiment was undermined by concerns over global economy.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average plunged 205.87 points, from Thursday at 14,532.51, its lowest finish since May 23.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 18.28 points, or 1.53 percent, lower at 1,177.22.
Decliners were led by pharmaceutical, rubber products and foods issues.
The turnover was 2,513.2 billion yen (about 23.67 billion U.S. dollars)