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Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.49%.
The best performers of the session on the were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.42% or 315.0 points to trade at 7440.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:) added 3.67% or 200.0 points to end at 5650.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:) was up 2.27% or 86.0 points to 3873.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were DIC Corp (T:), which fell 4.07% or 127.0 points to trade at 2993.0 at the close. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) declined 3.40% or 23.0 points to end at 653.0 and Toray Industries, Inc. (T:) was down 3.31% or 25.5 points to 744.6.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2046 to 1486 and 224 ended unchanged.
Shares in Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.27% or 86.0 to 3873.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.80.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.31% or 0.18 to $58.01 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.17% or 0.11 to hit $63.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 4.55 to trade at $1463.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 108.91, while EUR/JPY rose 0.23% to 120.47.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 97.775.
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