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 added 1.09%.
The best performers of the session on the were Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.51% or 112.0 points to trade at 2594.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.23% or 270.0 points to end at 6650.0 and Hitachi Ltd (T:) was up 4.18% or 148.0 points to 3692.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:), which fell 2.63% or 5.0 points to trade at 185.0 at the close. Shimizu Corp. (T:) declined 2.10% or 20.0 points to end at 934.0 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:) was down 1.90% or 17.0 points to 876.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1977 to 1581 and 195 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 33.20.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.81% or 0.38 to $47.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.88% or 0.45 to hit $51.58 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.45 to trade at $1640.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 107.31, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 119.52.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.297.
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