Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.09%.
The best performers of the session on the were IHI Corp. (T:), which rose 2.86% or 71.0 points to trade at 2556.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) added 2.66% or 46.0 points to end at 1774.5 and Sony Corp (T:) was up 2.10% or 134.0 points to 6510.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 4.18% or 150.0 points to trade at 3435.0 at the close. Central Japan Railway Co. (T:) declined 2.60% or 605.0 points to end at 22705.0 and Keio Corp. (T:) was down 2.59% or 180.0 points to 6770.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2139 to 1348 and 247 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.71.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.71% or 0.38 to $52.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.50% or 0.30 to hit $59.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.85 to trade at $1494.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 108.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 120.58.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.718.
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