At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.30%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ), which rose 3.43% or 25.0 points to trade at 753.0 at the close. Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) added 2.56% or 115.0 points to end at 4600.0 and Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) was up 2.47% or 120.0 points to 4970.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which lost 5.32% or 268.0 points to trade at 4773.0 in late trade. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) declined 3.80% or 33.0 points to end at 835.0 and Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ) shed 3.66% or 165.0 points to 4340.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2905 to 702 and 138 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.86 a new 3-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.31% or 0.77 to $59.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.16% or 0.72 to hit $62.87 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.75 to trade at $1731.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.18% to 110.36, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 130.34.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.677.
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