At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.91%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which rose 2.34% or 23.0 points to trade at 1006.0 at the close. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) added 1.98% or 21.0 points to end at 1082.0 and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) was up 1.33% or 100.0 points to 7610.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ), which lost 3.87% or 302.0 points to trade at 7500.0 in late trade. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) declined 3.17% or 135.0 points to end at 4120.0 and Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) shed 2.95% or 30.0 points to 987.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1847 to 1692 and 261 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.48.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.60% or 0.35 to $58.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.89% or 0.58 to hit $64.62 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.45 to trade at $1562.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.16% to 110.00, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 122.06.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 97.357.
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