The fall of the Japanese Nikkei index to its minimum value in a five-month period is observed on January 19 after a sharp decline in the leading Wall Street indices. Its value was 27.467.23 points, down 2.8%. At the same time, the shares of Sony Group and Toyota Motor show the maximum fall. Shares of the first company collapsed on Wednesday, immediately by 12.79%. The fall was caused by the message of its main competitor Microsoft about the concluded deal to acquire Activision Blizzard. At the same time, the message of the Japanese automaker Toyota Motor that this fiscal year it will not be able to achieve the planned aim for car sales collapsed its shares by 4.97%. On the eve of the report release of the American bank Goldman Sachs, which caused a fall in the shares of US financial companies. At the same time, increased yields on US government bonds supported the sell-off of technology stocks.