At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.17%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012), which rose 5.68% or 113.0 points to trade at 2104.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) added 5.67% or 16.0 points to end at 298.0 and IHI Corp. (T:7013) was up 4.57% or 89.0 points to 2036.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included ANA Holdings Inc (T:9202), which lost 7.86% or 194.0 points to trade at 2275.5 in late trade. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T:7752) declined 4.32% or 32.0 points to end at 709.0 and Kubota Corp. (T:6326) shed 3.20% or 72.5 points to 2190.5.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2043 to 1432 and 255 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.53.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.45% or 0.21 to $46.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.48% or 0.24 to hit $50.05 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.78% or 14.35 to trade at $1846.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 104.07, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 126.33.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 90.698.