Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%

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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 lost 0.19%.

The best performers of the session on the were Olympus Corp. (T:), which rose 9.90% or 186.0 points to trade at 2064.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Softbank Group Corp. (T:) added 7.13% or 337.0 points to end at 5064.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:) was up 6.41% or 22.0 points to 365.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Asahi Kasei Corp. (T:), which fell 7.64% or 91.0 points to trade at 1100.0 at the close. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 5.24% or 132.0 points to end at 2387.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T:) was down 4.07% or 65.0 points to 1533.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2337 to 1257 and 188 ended unchanged.

Shares in Olympus Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 9.90% or 186.0 to 2064.0. Shares in DeNA Co Ltd (T:) fell to 3-years lows; down 4.07% or 65.0 to 1533.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.65.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.12% or 0.06 to $51.01 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.18% or 0.10 to hit $55.03 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.15 to trade at $1569.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 109.91, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 120.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 98.385.

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