At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.40%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ), which rose 3.62% or 310.0 points to trade at 8870.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 3.53% or 410.0 points to end at 12040.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) was up 3.43% or 178.0 points to 5369.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 5.34% or 124.0 points to trade at 2197.0 in late trade. Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) declined 4.87% or 53.0 points to end at 1036.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) shed 4.61% or 360.0 points to 7444.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2627 to 937 and 200 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.11 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.78% or 0.62 to $79.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.69% or 0.57 to hit $81.86 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.75 to trade at $1858.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 114.88, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 129.99.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.898.
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