Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.22%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 1.22% to hit a new 6-months low.

The best performers of the session on the were Teijin Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.68% or 83.0 points to trade at 1856.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Asahi Kasei Corp. (T:) added 1.09% or 9.6 points to end at 889.4 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:) was up 1.02% or 44.0 points to 4374.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 4.71% or 165.0 points to trade at 3340.0 at the close. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:) declined 4.43% or 21.0 points to end at 453.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 3.78% or 17.4 points to 443.1.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2932 to 742 and 113 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; down 3.78% or 17.4 to 443.1.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 39.30.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.41% or 0.66 to $47.41 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.00% or 0.52 to hit $52.42 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.45 to trade at $1597.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.37% to 107.89, while EUR/JPY fell 0.43% to 120.04.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.510.

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