At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.40%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ), which rose 2.93% or 34.0 points to trade at 1195.0 at the close. Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) added 2.26% or 6.0 points to end at 272.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) was up 2.17% or 49.0 points to 2308.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ), which lost 5.28% or 62.5 points to trade at 1121.0 in late trade. DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) declined 4.61% or 30.0 points to end at 621.0 and GS Yuasa Corp. (T: 6674 ) shed 3.90% or 18.0 points to 443.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1202 to 631 and 164 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.63% to 25.96.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.11% or 0.56 to $50.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.94% or 0.49 to hit $51.46 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.33% or 4.25 to trade at $1268.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 106.97, while EUR/JPY fell 0.29% to 120.84.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.13% at 94.22.
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