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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 rose 1.02%.
The best performers of the session on the were Nichirei Corp. (T:), which rose 6.87% or 182.0 points to trade at 2831.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chiyoda Corp. (T:) added 6.06% or 20.0 points to end at 350.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) was up 5.82% or 34.0 points to 618.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NTT Data Corp. (T:), which fell 7.00% or 110.0 points to trade at 1462.0 at the close. Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 3.61% or 140.0 points to end at 3735.0 and Kao Corp. (T:) was down 2.07% or 181.0 points to 8581.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2580 to 974 and 219 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.88.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.40% or 0.20 to $49.81 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.57% or 0.31 to hit $54.27 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.62% or 9.65 to trade at $1565.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.16% to 109.33, while EUR/JPY fell 0.20% to 120.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.845.
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