At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.13%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 4.28% or 124.0 points to trade at 3020.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 3.88% or 31.0 points to end at 830.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) was up 3.42% or 34.0 points to 1029.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which lost 2.49% or 200.0 points to trade at 7830.0 in late trade. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) declined 2.01% or 21.0 points to end at 1024.0 and Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ) shed 1.85% or 13.0 points to 688.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1909 to 1437 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.42% to 14.36 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.07% or 0.04 to $58.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $64.57 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1269.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 113.56, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 134.81.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 92.98.
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