Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.45%.
The best performers of the session on the were Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 6.81% or 135.0 points to trade at 2118.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:) added 3.87% or 125.0 points to end at 3355.0 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 3.68% or 410.0 points to 11550.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 1.90% or 126.0 points to trade at 6496.0 at the close. Nikon Corp. (T:) declined 1.82% or 24.0 points to end at 1297.0 and Haseko Corp (T:) was down 1.56% or 20.00 points to 1259.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2272 to 1106 and 259 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.02.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.49% or 0.26 to $52.33 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.45% or 0.26 to hit $58.06 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.85 to trade at $1514.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 107.38, while EUR/JPY rose 0.36% to 118.29.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 98.518.
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