At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.45%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ), which rose 4.95% or 510.0 points to trade at 10805.0 at the close. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) added 4.46% or 185.0 points to end at 4335.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) was up 4.11% or 110.5 points to 2800.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which lost 7.19% or 82.0 points to trade at 1059.0 in late trade. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) declined 6.69% or 39.0 points to end at 544.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 5.18% or 96.0 points to 1757.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2335 to 1301 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 42.56.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.10% or 0.02 to $20.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.76% or 0.52 to hit $29.08 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.90% or 33.60 to trade at $1735.30 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 107.12, while EUR/JPY fell 0.31% to 117.32.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 99.195.
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