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 added 0.71%.
The best performers of the session on the were Nitto Denko Co (T:), which rose 3.82% or 230.0 points to trade at 6250.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Yusen K.K (T:) added 3.21% or 57.0 points to end at 1830.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:) was up 3.08% or 83.0 points to 2779.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were CyberAgent Inc (T:), which fell 1.74% or 65.0 points to trade at 3665.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:) declined 1.71% or 38.0 points to end at 2185.5 and Advantest Corp. (T:) was down 1.62% or 100.0 points to 6060.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1832 to 1730 and 214 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.88.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.07% or 0.57 to $54.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.07% or 0.63 to hit $59.44 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 2.25 to trade at $1567.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 109.08, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 120.04.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.890.
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