TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Japanese shares fell on Wednesday as escalating U.S.-China tensions dimmed hopes for a deal in high-level trade talks this week and soured the mood of investors.
Washington on Tuesday imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities, a move Beijing denounced as interference in its internal affairs.
The U.S. decision cast a pall over high-level trade talks set for Thursday and Friday in the U.S. capital. technology shares led Tokyo's decline, with robot maker Fanuc 6954.T down 1.7% and Keyence 6861.T off 1.4%.
AGC 5201.T dropped 3.3% after the glass maker said it expected a 36% drop in annual net profit due to an impairment in its auto glass business.
Nissan Motor 7201.T fell 0.7%, in line with the overall market, after automaker said its new CEO is an executive known for close ties to top shareholder Renault RENA.PA . stocks bucked the weak trend. Kao 4452.T , a manufacturer of toiletries, rose 1.1%, while retailer Seven&I Holdings 3382.T gained 0.7%.
Kansai Electric Power 9503.T rose 2.4% after media reported its chairman has decided to resign amid a graft scandal that has rocked public trust in Japan's second-largest utility.
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