The dollar’s plunge in New York and elsewhere over the weekend spilled over into Tokyo on Aug. 11, sending the yen soaring and share prices plummeting broadly.

The 225-issue Nikkei average ended the day at 18,824.18 points, down 780.28, or 4 percent, from Aug. 8. It was the average’s first fall to the 18,000 level in 3 1/2 months.

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