Asian stock markets were pummelled Monday by weekend election results in Greece and France that heightened uncertainty about Europe's ability to solve its debt crisis.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index plunged 2.6% to 9,134.26
New elections are on the horizon for Greece, as it looks as though the country's patchwork of parties cannot form an administration.
Greece faces weeks of political turmoil as conservative leader Antonis Samaras fails to form a coalition government.
A resounding rejection of the political status quo in Greek and French elections has thrown Europe's economic recovery off balance