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 gained 0.34% to hit a new 52-week high.
The best performers of the session on the were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 18.07% or 1000.0 points to trade at 6534.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) added 4.16% or 63.0 points to end at 1577.0 and Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) was up 3.71% or 120.0 points to 3355.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:), which fell 4.11% or 895.0 points to trade at 20880.0 at the close. Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 3.16% or 16.0 points to end at 491.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T:) was down 2.62% or 47.0 points to 1749.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2447 to 1067 and 231 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.63.
Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.48% or 0.26 to $54.22 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.30% or 0.18 to hit $59.52 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 6.95 to trade at $1494.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 108.39, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 120.55.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.287.
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