At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.58% to hit a new 1-month low.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ), which rose 6.22% or 480.00 points to trade at 8,200.00 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO: 4506 ) added 4.69% or 57.00 points to end at 1,273.00 and TOTO Ltd. (TYO: 5332 ) was up 3.26% or 140.00 points to 4,435.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO: 5631 ), which lost 15.57% or 471.00 points to trade at 2,554.00 in late trade. Sumitomo Corp. (TYO: 8053 ) declined 8.92% or 183.00 points to end at 1,868.00 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5541 ) shed 8.18% or 285.00 points to 3,200.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2125 to 1394 and 261 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 11.01% to 27.83 a new 1-month high.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.24% or 0.25 to $102.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.36% or 0.38 to hit $105.56 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.44 to trade at $1,860.04 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 130.30, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 137.68.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 103.74.
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