Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.49%.
The best performers of the session on the were Chiyoda Corp. (T:), which rose 2.61% or 7.0 points to trade at 275.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Panasonic Corp (T:) added 2.28% or 23.0 points to end at 1032.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:) was up 2.25% or 44.0 points to 2003.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:), which fell 3.06% or 100.0 points to trade at 3165.0 at the close. Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T:) declined 3.02% or 65.0 points to end at 2085.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) was down 2.38% or 60.0 points to 2458.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1899 to 1563 and 298 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.19.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $58.13 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.22% or 0.14 to hit $63.13 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.25% or 3.65 to trade at $1464.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 109.51, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 120.56.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.282.
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