Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.32%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:3086), which rose 8.55% or 87.0 points to trade at 1104.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:7211) added 5.42% or 18.0 points to end at 350.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602) was up 3.91% or 200.0 points to 5320.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976), which lost 6.13% or 370.0 points to trade at 5670.0 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) declined 3.74% or 260.0 points to end at 6700.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) shed 3.62% or 190.0 points to 5060.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2447 to 1063 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.19.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.17% or 0.14 to $80.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.13% or 0.11 to hit $83.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 4.95 to trade at $1764.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 113.57, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 131.20.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 94.370.