At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.28%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which rose 3.88% or 8.0 points to trade at 214.0 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) added 2.36% or 120.0 points to end at 5210.0 and Nisshin Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5413 ) was up 1.61% or 27.0 points to 1701.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which lost 3.99% or 121.0 points to trade at 2914.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 6302 ) declined 3.04% or 145.0 points to end at 4630.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 2.53% or 67.0 points to 2585.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1781 to 1518 and 210 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.04% to 17.77.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.80% or 0.47 to $58.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.24% or 0.15 to hit $63.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 2.83 to trade at $1290.13 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 111.38, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 132.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 92.72.
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