Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.70%.
The best performers of the session on the were Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.99% or 38.0 points to trade at 800.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:) added 3.23% or 65.0 points to end at 2078.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:) was up 1.99% or 34.0 points to 1745.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ANA Holdings Inc (T:), which fell 4.08% or 98.5 points to trade at 2318.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (T:) declined 3.54% or 14.0 points to end at 381.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 3.46% or 149.0 points to 4156.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2811 to 722 and 167 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.03.
Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.22% or 0.09 to $40.12 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.38% or 0.16 to hit $41.89 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 6.80 to trade at $1922.70 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 104.48, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 123.97.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 92.632.
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