LOS ANGELES Japanese stocks fell in early Wednesday trading, dragged by overnight losses in the U.S. and with auto makers hit by some weak China sales data. The Nikkei Stock Average fell 0.4% to 9,398.09 in early moves, while the Topix lost 0.5%, with the dollar moving below the 82-yen level to weigh on exporters. Among the top auto names, Honda Motor Co. lost 1.4% and Nissan Motor Co. fall 1.7% after the pair reported large drops in their China sales for November, though losses improved from the previous month. Toyota Motor Corp. , which reported its China sales earlier, lost 1.1%, while Mitsubishi Motors Corp. dropped 2.6%. In the tech and industrial space, Hitachi Ltd. fell 1.1%, Fujitsu Ltd. gave up 1.9%, and Renesas Electronics Corp. retreated 2.1%. On the upside, Sharp Corp. rose 0.6% after it announced a $ 120 million investment from Qualcomm Inc. , and shares of Fast Retailing Co. advanced 1.4% after announcing late Tuesday that same-store sales in Japan for its Uniqlo chain rose 13.7% last month.