Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.35%.
The best performers of the session on the were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 3.66% or 103.0 points to trade at 2914.0 at the close. Meanwhile, TDK Corp (T:) added 3.65% or 410.0 points to end at 11650.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:) was up 3.63% or 190.0 points to 5430.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Showa Denko K.K. (T:), which fell 6.00% or 185.0 points to trade at 2900.0 at the close. Shimizu Corp. (T:) declined 3.94% or 43.0 points to end at 1049.0 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:) was down 2.99% or 160.0 points to 5200.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1825 to 1712 and 241 ended unchanged.
Shares in TDK Corp (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.65% or 410.0 to 11650.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.84.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.14% or 0.08 to $57.93 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $62.55 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.25 to trade at $1462.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 108.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 120.04.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 98.222.
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