At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.45%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 2.03% or 42.0 points to trade at 2112.0 at the close. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) added 1.83% or 1660.0 points to end at 92470.0 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) was up 1.40% or 3.0 points to 217.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ), which lost 3.89% or 62.0 points to trade at 1531.0 in late trade. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) declined 3.58% or 13.0 points to end at 350.0 and Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T: 2501 ) shed 3.26% or 67.0 points to 1991.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2031 to 1511 and 196 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.40.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.79% or 0.38 to $48.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.66% or 0.34 to hit $51.57 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 1.25 to trade at $1884.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 103.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 126.89.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 89.722.
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