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 fell 1.11%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035), which rose 2.01% or 540.0 points to trade at 27460.0 at the close. Meanwhile, NEC Corp. (T:6701) added 1.52% or 90.0 points to end at 6000.0 and Olympus Corp. (T:7733) was up 1.20% or 25.0 points to 2106.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:5631), which fell 8.69% or 155.0 points to trade at 1629.0 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) declined 6.17% or 125.0 points to end at 1902.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411) was down 6.13% or 48.0 points to 735.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2718 to 808 and 164 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.64.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.85% or 0.34 to $39.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.81% or 0.34 to hit $41.43 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.51% or 9.45 to trade at $1858.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 105.25, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 122.68.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 94.460.