At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.04%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ), which rose 3.47% or 17.0 points to trade at 507.0 at the close. Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ) added 1.38% or 90.0 points to end at 6600.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) was up 1.24% or 26.0 points to 2128.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 9.11% or 242.0 points to trade at 2415.0 in late trade. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ) declined 5.95% or 330.0 points to end at 5212.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) shed 5.61% or 16.0 points to 269.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3248 to 378 and 115 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 down 1.94% or 0.93 to $47.04 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.73% or 0.88 to hit $50.03 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.50% or 9.40 to trade at $1873.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 103.42, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 126.45.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 90.142.
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