At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.76%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ), which rose 6.84% or 103.0 points to trade at 1608.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 6.25% or 15.0 points to end at 255.0 and Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ) was up 5.48% or 190.0 points to 3660.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which lost 5.32% or 126.0 points to trade at 2242.0 in late trade. ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) declined 5.21% or 129.5 points to end at 2357.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 5.06% or 102.0 points to 1913.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2743 to 800 and 175 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.97 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.52% or 0.24 to $46.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.47% or 0.23 to hit $49.02 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 3.75 to trade at $1843.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 104.12, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 126.15.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 90.882.
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