Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.32%.
The best performers of the session on the were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:), which rose 3.95% or 15.0 points to trade at 395.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:) added 2.89% or 90.0 points to end at 3205.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:) was up 2.17% or 41.0 points to 1931.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Rakuten Inc (T:), which fell 2.38% or 23.0 points to trade at 943.0 at the close. Tokyu Fudosan (T:) declined 2.37% or 17.0 points to end at 700.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:) was down 2.20% or 5.0 points to 222.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1965 to 1519 and 276 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.57.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.53% or 0.31 to $58.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.52% or 0.33 to hit $63.64 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 4.45 to trade at $1468.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 108.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 120.18.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 97.825.
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