At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.36%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 6.68% or 410.0 points to trade at 6550.0 at the close. Denka Co Ltd (T: 4061 ) added 4.45% or 155.0 points to end at 3640.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ) was up 2.59% or 90.0 points to 3570.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which lost 8.20% or 456.0 points to trade at 5103.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 6.17% or 175.5 points to end at 2671.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) shed 5.17% or 129.0 points to 2365.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2136 to 1418 and 222 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.00.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 2.11% or 1.40 to $67.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.96% or 1.37 to hit $71.25 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.50 to trade at $1784.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 113.07, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 127.62.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.323.
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