At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.61%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:9503), which rose 2.47% or 30.0 points to trade at 1243.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Sekisui House, Ltd. (T:1928) added 1.77% or 38.5 points to end at 2209.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T:1721) was up 1.65% or 50.0 points to 3075.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dentsu Inc. (T:4324), which fell 3.57% or 135.0 points to trade at 3645.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) declined 3.42% or 51.0 points to end at 1442.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003) was down 3.04% or 29.0 points to 925.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1679 to 1678 and 254 ended unchanged.
Shares in Sekisui House, Ltd. (T:1928) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 1.77% or 38.5 to 2209.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.02.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.19% or 0.10 to $52.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.14% or 0.08 to hit $58.16 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.72% or 10.85 to trade at $1514.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 107.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.35% to 117.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 98.692.
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