TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average
dropped for a second day on Thursday as investors fretted about
the U.S. government shutdown and agenda for raising the debt
The Nikkei shed 0.1 percent to 14,157.25, staying
below its 25-day moving average of 14,242.79 as well as
14,193.99, a 50 percent retracement of its May high to its low
in June. The Topix fell 0.1 percent to 1,173.99.
But SoftBank Corp climbed 4 percent to a new 13-1/2
year high, overtaking Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
to become the company with the second-largest market
capitalisation among the Nikkei components.