Tokyo stocks open lower

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday, extending falls on Wall Street where higher US Treasury yields, inflation and rising recession fears returned.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.58 percent, or 153.51 points, at 26,268.54 in early trade, while the broader Topix index dropped 0.43 percent, or 8.04 points, to 1,860.76.