Tokyo stocks survived an early scare Monday, with the key Nikkei average sliding below 10,000 for the first time in five months, before recording a mixed bag of results in response to Friday’s plunge on Wall Street.

The 225-issue Nikkei stock average dropped 13.35 points, or 0.13 percent, to close at 10,189.01. At one point it sank to 9,982.24.

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