At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.12% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003), which rose 1.66% or 19.0 points to trade at 1164.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T:5002) added 1.66% or 27.0 points to end at 1650.0 and JGC Corp. (T:1963) was up 1.42% or 23.0 points to 1641.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pioneer Corp. (T:6773), which fell 27.27% or 24.0 points to trade at 64.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004) declined 5.91% or 235.0 points to end at 3740.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:6479) was down 5.71% or 97.0 points to 1601.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3249 to 375 and 103 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.14% to 21.32.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.06% or 0.03 to $52.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.58% or 0.36 to hit $62.03 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.80 to trade at $1253.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 112.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 128.64.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.545.
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