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 0.07%.
The best performers of the session on the were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.34% or 308.0 points to trade at 7400.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Subaru Corp (T:) added 2.64% or 70.5 points to end at 2740.5 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:) was up 2.50% or 118.0 points to 4832.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.29% or 120.0 points to trade at 3525.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T:) declined 3.09% or 87.0 points to end at 2732.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T:) was down 3.08% or 120.0 points to 3770.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2173 to 1389 and 227 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.36.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.67% or 0.39 to $58.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.61% or 0.39 to hit $64.39 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 1.05 to trade at $1552.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 109.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 122.61.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.982.
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