At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.34% to hit a new 6-month low.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 4.71% or 780.0 points to trade at 17350.0 at the close. Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 2.45% or 211.0 points to end at 8827.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) was up 2.37% or 70.0 points to 3018.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ), which lost 7.39% or 122.0 points to trade at 1528.0 in late trade. JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) declined 6.66% or 43.0 points to end at 602.7 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) shed 5.16% or 180.0 points to 3305.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2938 to 620 and 166 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 12.20% to 23.92 a new 1-month high.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.10% or 0.05 to $50.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.15% or 0.09 to hit $59.88 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 4.10 to trade at $1253.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 113.06, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 128.71.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 96.940.
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