Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 1.15%.
The best performers of the session on the were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:), which rose 9.53% or 125.0 points to trade at 1437.0 at the close. Meanwhile, SUMCO Corp. (T:) added 8.55% or 127.0 points to end at 1612.0 and Familymart Ltd (T:) was up 5.64% or 147.0 points to 2754.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toho Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 1.71% or 80.0 points to trade at 4605.0 at the close. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T:) declined 1.58% or 16.0 points to end at 998.0 and Kao Corp. (T:) was down 1.55% or 130.0 points to 8267.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1857 to 1627 and 237 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.74.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.72% or 0.92 to $54.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.91% or 1.13 to hit $60.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 4.25 to trade at $1505.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 107.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 118.92.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 98.345.
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