At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.22%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Olympus Corp. (T:7733), which rose 11.15% or 214.0 points to trade at 2132.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Rakuten Inc (T:4755) added 2.78% or 27.0 points to end at 998.0 and NEC Corp. (T:6701) was up 2.38% or 120.0 points to 5170.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003), which fell 6.35% or 29.0 points to trade at 428.0 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:3086) declined 6.25% or 54.0 points to end at 810.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) was down 5.38% or 145.0 points to 2550.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2665 to 871 and 149 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.90.
Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.03% or 0.39 to $37.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.89% or 0.36 to hit $39.95 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.80 to trade at $1777.90 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 107.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 120.34.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.233.