Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.38%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.38%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Comsys Holdings Corp. (T:1721), which rose 3.12% or 91.0 points to trade at 3010.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kajima Corp. (T:1812) added 2.62% or 34.0 points to end at 1334.0 and NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T:8630) was up 2.50% or 96.0 points to 3936.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:7201), which fell 4.82% or 23.5 points to trade at 464.1 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:6857) declined 3.90% or 240.0 points to end at 5910.0 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:4005) was down 3.75% or 14.0 points to 359.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1945 to 1559 and 197 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.87 a new 3-months low.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.08% or 0.03 to $38.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.39% or 0.16 to hit $40.64 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.65 to trade at $1705.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.46% to 107.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.68% to 121.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 96.865.

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