Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 1.56%.
The best performers of the session on the were IHI Corp. (T:), which rose 5.13% or 111.0 points to trade at 2273.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.79% or 156.0 points to end at 3412.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:) was up 4.65% or 410.0 points to 9230.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 1.76% or 7.0 points to trade at 391.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T:) declined 1.71% or 55.0 points to end at 3160.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 1.52% or 27.0 points to 1745.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2903 to 692 and 170 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.65.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 2.08% or 1.22 to $59.78 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.74% or 1.08 to hit $63.03 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 1.05 to trade at $1726.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.07% to 109.25, while EUR/JPY rose 0.23% to 128.72.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 92.793.
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