Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.74% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the were Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:), which rose 5.06% or 109.0 points to trade at 2263.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) added 4.96% or 144.0 points to end at 3046.0 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:) was up 4.85% or 42.0 points to 908.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were JTEKT Corp. (T:), which fell 2.90% or 24.0 points to trade at 804.0 at the close. DeNA Co Ltd (T:) declined 2.77% or 52.0 points to end at 1824.0 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.70% or 22.0 points to 794.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2293 to 1281 and 193 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.18.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.19% or 0.09 to $48.14 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.29% or 0.15 to hit $51.19 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 7.00 to trade at $1890.20 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 103.48, while EUR/JPY rose 0.23% to 126.48.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 90.032.
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