At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.02%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which rose 3.09% or 13.0 points to trade at 434.0 at the close. Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 2.74% or 239.0 points to end at 8975.5 and ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) was up 2.37% or 8.4 points to 362.1 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ), which lost 2.26% or 12.1 points to trade at 522.3 in late trade. Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) declined 2.16% or 16.0 points to end at 725.0 and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ) shed 2.11% or 46.0 points to 2137.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1659 to 1315 and 384 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.07% to 14.74.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.44% or 0.22 to $49.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.78% or 0.41 to hit $52.23 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 3.21 to trade at $1264.89 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.29% to 110.94, while EUR/JPY fell 0.47% to 123.64.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.48.
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