Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.85%.
The best performers of the session on the were Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:), which rose 6.34% or 309.0 points to trade at 5180.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:) added 3.38% or 190.0 points to end at 5810.0 and Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:) was up 2.72% or 35.5 points to 1338.5 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:), which fell 5.08% or 72.0 points to trade at 1344.0 at the close. Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) declined 3.85% or 130.0 points to end at 3245.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:) was down 3.27% or 31.0 points to 918.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2538 to 1013 and 204 ended unchanged.
Shares in Advantest Corp. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 3.38% or 190.0 to 5810.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.14 a new 3-months low.
Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.44% or 0.25 to $56.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.48% or 0.30 to hit $61.76 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 9.35 to trade at $1463.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 109.06, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 120.07.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 98.200.
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