Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 8.72% or 188.0 points to trade at 2344.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:) added 7.13% or 255.0 points to end at 3830.0 and Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 4.55% or 270.0 points to 6210.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were CyberAgent Inc (T:), which fell 12.30% or 495.0 points to trade at 3530.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:) declined 8.76% or 475.0 points to end at 4945.0 and Hitachi Ltd (T:) was down 5.01% or 214.5 points to 4069.5.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1783 to 1745 and 225 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.49.
Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.54% or 0.30 to $55.36 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.56% or 0.34 to hit $60.58 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 4.45 to trade at $1501.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.18% to 108.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 121.26.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 97.135.
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