Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.77%.
The best performers of the session on the were Fanuc Corp. (T:), which rose 2.23% or 445.0 points to trade at 20410.0 at the close. Meanwhile, SUMCO Corp. (T:) added 1.86% or 27.0 points to end at 1477.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:) was up 1.69% or 80.0 points to 4820.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:), which fell 5.71% or 79.5 points to trade at 1314.0 at the close. Sumitomo Corp. (T:) declined 4.60% or 81.5 points to end at 1692.0 and The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T:) was down 4.42% or 26.0 points to 562.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2604 to 985 and 155 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.17.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.44% or 0.25 to $56.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.73% or 0.46 to hit $62.28 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.61% or 9.25 to trade at $1505.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 107.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 117.66.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 98.947.
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