Tokyo stocks open lower on Monday

Tokyo stocks opened sharply lower Monday with the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 647.28 points, or 1.64 percent, from Friday to 38,876.27, in the first 15 minutes of trading.According to Kyodo News, the broader Topix index was down 39.20 points, or 1.42 percent, at 2,720.44.On the top-tier Pri