At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 3.11% to hit a new 52-week low.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ), which rose 1.87% or 41.0 points to trade at 2237.0 at the close. Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (T: 8750 ) added 1.62% or 41.0 points to end at 2567.5 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) was up 1.59% or 55.0 points to 3520.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which lost 16.01% or 270.0 points to trade at 1416.0 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 9.00% or 464.0 points to end at 4692.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) shed 7.25% or 398.0 points to 5090.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3411 to 302 and 89 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.58.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.53% or 0.46 to $86.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.48% or 0.43 to hit $88.31 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.96% or 17.50 to trade at $1812.20 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 114.68, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 128.60.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.710.
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