At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.51%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.(T:1332), which rose 16.46% or 80.0 points to trade at 566.0 at the close. Meanwhile,Maruha Nichiro Corp (T:1333) added 3.74% or 75.0 points to end at 2081.0 and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T:6305) was up 3.15% or 57.0 points to 1867.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:4151), which fell 11.01% or 229.0 points to trade at 1850.0 at the close. Konami Corp. (T:9766) declined 4.74% or 139.0 points to end at 2791.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523) was down 3.31% or 268.0 points to 7818.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1514 to 363.
Shares in Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332) rose to 3-years highs; rising 16.46% or 80.0 to 566.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.98% to 20.68.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.57% or 0.21 to $37.72 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.11% or 0.04 to hit $37.66 a barrel, while the February Gold contract rose 0.45% or 4.80 to trade at $1073.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.27% to 120.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 131.84.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.15% at 98.23Last modified on Thursday, 24 December 2015