Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.33%.
The best performers of the session on the were Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:), which rose 5.13% or 26.0 points to trade at 533.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Trend Micro Inc. (T:) added 3.82% or 220.0 points to end at 5980.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T:) was up 3.74% or 180.0 points to 4990.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 5.75% or 131.0 points to trade at 2148.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:) declined 3.89% or 15.0 points to end at 371.0 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:) was down 3.76% or 23.0 points to 589.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1999 to 1542 and 204 ended unchanged.
Shares in Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.13% or 26.0 to 533.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.40.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.96% or 0.45 to $46.57 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.90% or 0.45 to hit $49.63 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 1.35 to trade at $1871.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 103.42, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 126.09.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 90.308.
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