At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.63% to hit a new 1-month low.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 2.81% or 135.0 points to trade at 4945.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 2.44% or 180.0 points to end at 7550.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 2.31% or 150.0 points to 6640.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ), which lost 7.61% or 255.0 points to trade at 3095.0 in late trade. Tokyu Corp. (T: 9005 ) declined 7.13% or 118.0 points to end at 1537.0 and Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) shed 6.75% or 69.0 points to 953.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3318 to 373 and 102 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.33 a new 1-month high.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 4.94% or 3.37 to $71.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 4.46% or 3.19 to hit $74.78 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.53% or 9.55 to trade at $1797.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 113.40, while EUR/JPY fell 0.37% to 127.76.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.312.
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