Losses in the Power, Gas & Water, and Transportation sectors contributed to a decline in the Japanese stock market on Monday evening.
At the end of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.77 percent.
Tokyu Corp. (TYO:9005) had the greatest performance on the Nikkei 225 during the day, gaining 2.67 percent or 42.00 points to end at 1,617.00. In late trading, Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:2269) rose 2.47 percent, or 170.00 points, to close at 7,040.00, while Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:9001) up 2.46 percent, or 75.00 points, to 3,120.00.
Yaskawa Electric Corp. (TYO:6506) had the worst performance of the day, falling 4.06 percent or 185.00 points to end at 4,375.00. Eisai Co., Ltd. (TYO:4523) down 3.74 percent or 237.00 points to conclude the day at 6,107.00, while Fanuc Corp. (TYO:6954) fell 3.09 percent or 695.00 points to 21,825.00.
By 2039, falling equities outnumbered gaining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 1488 to 2039, while 281 stocks ended unchanged.
Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:9001) shares reached 52-week highs, up 2.46 percent, or 75.00, to 3,120.00.
Nikkei Volatility, which gauges implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 2.14 percent to 20.08, a new one-month low.
The price per barrel of crude oil for September delivery decreased 0.87 percent, or $0.82, to $93.88. Brent oil for October delivery slid 0.82 percent, or $0.81, to $97.57 per barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract declined 0.10 percent, or $1.75, to trade at $1,725.65 per troy ounce.
The USD/JPY jumped 0.21 percent to 136.34, while the EUR/JPY increased 0.16 percent to 139.13.
At 106.55, US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.06 percent.