| March 31st | 2020 10:57PM
Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.7% in morning trading to 18,588.90.
Adding to the damage was the Bank of Japan's quarterly survey of business sentiment called “tankan,” which highlighted the gloom over a likely recession.