Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.53%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:), which rose 7.35% or 137.0 points to trade at 2001.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.69% or 100.0 points to end at 2231.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 3.31% or 246.0 points to 7686.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:), which fell 8.18% or 34.5 points to trade at 387.5 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 4.94% or 148.0 points to end at 2845.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T:) was down 4.35% or 155.0 points to 3405.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1840 to 1669 and 245 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.37.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.46% or 0.26 to $56.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.29% or 0.18 to hit $62.26 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.15 to trade at $1470.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 108.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 120.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.665.

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