At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.14%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ), which rose 5.41% or 10.0 points to trade at 195.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) added 5.23% or 107.0 points to end at 2153.0 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) was up 4.01% or 17.0 points to 440.5 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ), which lost 3.86% or 76.0 points to trade at 1894.0 in late trade. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) declined 3.49% or 9.1 points to end at 251.7 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 3.12% or 200.0 points to 6220.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1817 to 1223 and 304 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.34% to 14.10 a new 52-week low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.85% or 0.42 to $49.24 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.88% or 0.46 to hit $51.78 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.53 to trade at $1263.63 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 110.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 123.94.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.29.
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