Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.08%.
The best performers of the session on the were KDDI Corp. (T:), which rose 5.57% or 170.0 points to trade at 3220.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toho Co., Ltd. (T:) added 3.70% or 125.0 points to end at 3505.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T:) was up 3.24% or 23.0 points to 732.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.82% or 20.0 points to trade at 504.0 at the close. Aozora Bank, Ltd. (T:) declined 3.62% or 98.0 points to end at 2612.0 and Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 3.55% or 72.5 points to 1968.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1917 to 1665 and 187 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.80.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.57% or 0.27 to $47.45 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.37% or 0.19 to hit $52.05 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.43% or 7.05 to trade at $1637.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.40% to 107.55, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 119.95.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.297.
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