At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.61%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 16.23% or 62.00 points to trade at 444.00 at the close. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) added 7.40% or 91.00 points to end at 1,320.00 and Astellas Pharma Inc. (T: 4503 ) was up 5.24% or 104.50 points to 2,100.50 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 4.65% or 180.00 points to trade at 3,690.00 in late trade. Sony Corp (T: 6758 ) declined 3.94% or 480.00 points to end at 11,715.00 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) shed 3.08% or 140.00 points to 4,410.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2431 to 1127 and 205 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.70% to 20.74.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 2.62% or 2.57 to $95.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 2.37% or 2.44 to hit $100.34 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 1.10 to trade at $1,944.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.74% to 125.25, while EUR/JPY rose 1.01% to 136.58.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 99.83.
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