At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.20%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Amada Co., Ltd. (T: 6113 ), which rose 11.45% or 123.0 points to trade at 1197.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 4.63% or 15.0 points to end at 339.0 and Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T: 3405 ) was up 4.03% or 66.0 points to 1704.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 4.82% or 103.0 points to trade at 2036.0 in late trade. Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ) declined 4.80% or 82.0 points to end at 1627.0 and The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. (T: 8750 ) shed 4.00% or 86.0 points to 2066.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1768 to 1715 and 219 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.18% to 22.31.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.28% or 0.16 to $56.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.73% or 0.48 to hit $66.60 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 4.90 to trade at $1215.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 113.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 128.73.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.67.
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