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 rose 0.60%.
The best performers of the session on the were IHI Corp. (T:), which rose 3.69% or 92.0 points to trade at 2582.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:) added 2.75% or 12.0 points to end at 449.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:) was up 2.75% or 80.0 points to 2988.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 1.00% or 68.0 points to trade at 6765.0 at the close. Olympus Corp. (T:) declined 0.91% or 15.5 points to end at 1691.5 and Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T:) was down 0.85% or 23.0 points to 2674.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2613 to 972 and 218 ended unchanged.
Shares in Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.75% or 12.0 to 449.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.77.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.26% or 0.16 to $61.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.16% or 0.11 to hit $67.38 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 3.45 to trade at $1508.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 109.56, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 121.49.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.225.
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