Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.82%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 2.82%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:2269), which rose 0.48% or 40.0 points to trade at 8300.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9502) added 0.46% or 6.5 points to end at 1418.0 and NTT Docomo, Inc. (T:9437) was up 0.38% or 11.0 points to 2901.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531), which fell 9.21% or 98.0 points to trade at 966.0 at the close. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:7201) declined 8.82% or 40.9 points to end at 423.0 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T:8795) was down 8.53% or 92.0 points to 986.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3154 to 461 and 78 ended unchanged.

Shares in Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:2269) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 0.48% or 40.0 to 8300.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.91.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 3.64% or 1.44 to $38.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 3.21% or 1.34 to hit $40.39 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 1.37% or 23.60 to trade at $1744.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 107.00, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 121.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 96.220.

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