Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.48%.
The best performers of the session on the were Tokyu Fudosan (T:), which rose 2.43% or 17.0 points to trade at 717.0 at the close. Meanwhile, The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:) added 2.29% or 28.0 points to end at 1253.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:) was up 2.09% or 31.5 points to 1537.5 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 4.44% or 330.0 points to trade at 7100.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:) declined 3.88% or 210.0 points to end at 5200.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:) was down 3.44% or 775.0 points to 21735.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1862 to 1614 and 282 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.07.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.11% or 0.06 to $56.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $62.30 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.05 to trade at $1471.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 108.58, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 120.22.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.820.
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