Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.60%.
The best performers of the session on the were Chiyoda Corp. (T:), which rose 5.21% or 19.0 points to trade at 384.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:) added 3.51% or 170.0 points to end at 5010.0 and Honda Motor Co Ltd (T:) was up 2.87% or 82.0 points to 2939.5 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Nikon Corp. (T:), which fell 5.75% or 77.0 points to trade at 1261.0 at the close. Amada Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 5.52% or 65.0 points to end at 1112.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T:) was down 5.35% or 170.0 points to 3010.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2338 to 1242 and 211 ended unchanged.
Shares in Chiyoda Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.21% or 19.0 to 384.0. Shares in Nikon Corp. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; down 5.75% or 77.0 to 1261.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.31.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.26% or 0.13 to $50.19 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.18% or 0.10 to hit $54.37 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 2.15 to trade at $1575.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 109.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 120.30.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 98.540.
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