Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.51%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5201), which rose 2.21% or 70.0 points to trade at 3235.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T:7912) added 1.88% or 39.0 points to end at 2112.0 and TDK Corp (T:6762) was up 1.47% or 180.0 points to 12420.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:2502), which fell 4.21% or 159.0 points to trade at 3618.0 at the close. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:3099) declined 4.03% or 23.0 points to end at 548.0 and Nikon Corp. (T:7731) was down 3.51% or 23.0 points to 632.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2782 to 736 and 169 ended unchanged.
Shares in Nikon Corp. (T:7731) fell to 5-year lows; down 3.51% or 23.0 to 632.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.29.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.49% or 0.20 to $40.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.55% or 0.24 to hit $43.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.85 to trade at $1904.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 105.19, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 123.42.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 93.523.