TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's central bank says it is injecting a record
15 trillion yen ($183.8 billion) into money markets to stabilize the financial system after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The figure is more than double the 7 trillion yen the Bank of Japan had announced earlier in the day.
The emergency move comes as the Tokyo stock market plunges nearly
6 percent, and worries grew about the economic impact of Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
Central bankers are currently gathered for a one-day policy board meeting.