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Japan's Nikkei index plunges 4% following Wall Street dive

Crashing oil prices and coronavirus fears send benchmark to nearly 3-year low

Investors in Tokyo continue to be spooked following New York's overnight plunge, with the Nikkei dumping over 800 points. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- Japan's benchmark Nikkei index fell 4% on Tuesday morning, extending the turmoil in global market on the heels of Wall Street's plunge on Monday.

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