At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.64%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 1.76% or 33.0 points to trade at 1912.0 at the close. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) added 1.53% or 33.0 points to end at 2192.0 and Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (T: 8750 ) was up 1.50% or 26.5 points to 1788.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ), which lost 3.91% or 115.0 points to trade at 2823.0 in late trade. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) declined 3.58% or 289.0 points to end at 7783.0 and Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ) shed 3.39% or 190.0 points to 5410.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2351 to 1191 and 221 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.85 a new 3-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.48% or 0.27 to $56.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.31% or 0.19 to hit $61.11 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.50 to trade at $1467.70 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 109.11, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 120.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.817.
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