At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.23%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which rose 10.91% or 817.0 points to trade at 8306.0 at the close. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) added 6.00% or 200.0 points to end at 3535.0 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) was up 5.87% or 24.0 points to 433.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 4.71% or 225.0 points to trade at 4555.0 in late trade. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) declined 3.95% or 52.0 points to end at 1265.0 and Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ) shed 3.90% or 925.0 points to 22770.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2201 to 1299 and 219 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.48 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.20% or 0.09 to $45.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.12% or 0.06 to hit $48.92 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 2.50 to trade at $1841.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 104.50, while EUR/JPY rose 0.41% to 126.40.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.055.
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