Asian stocks see second volatile day of trading

(Source: Yahoo! Finance)

While now up nearly a percentage point, the Nikkei 225 has seen another rough day of trading, falling as low as 3.5 per cent. Comments by Japanese finance ministers were said to drive the moves. Economics minister Akira Amari:

The government is steadily making progress with steps to revive Japan's economy. I don't see any problems there and things are going smoothly.