At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.25%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 14.27% or 135.0 points to trade at 1081.0 at the close. JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) added 6.20% or 148.0 points to end at 2537.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) was up 4.53% or 44.2 points to 1020.5 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ), which lost 4.86% or 43.0 points to trade at 841.5 in late trade. JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) declined 4.36% or 33.6 points to end at 736.9 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) shed 4.27% or 207.6 points to 4652.5.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1840 to 1494 and 246 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.76% to 16.78.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.11% or 0.07 to $65.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $70.43 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.57% or 7.80 to trade at $1355.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.37% to 109.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.33% to 136.10.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.65% at 88.61.
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