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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 Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T:), which rose 3.80% or 165.0 points to trade at 4505.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Central Japan Railway Co. (T:) added 3.69% or 800.0 points to end at 22490.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:) was up 3.21% or 10.0 points to 322.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were JGC Corp. (T:), which fell 2.93% or 41.0 points to trade at 1358.0 at the close. Aozora Bank, Ltd. (T:) declined 2.89% or 77.0 points to end at 2586.0 and The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:) was down 2.32% or 29.0 points to 1223.5.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2102 to 1335 and 262 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 19.05 a new 1-month high.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.48% or 0.25 to $52.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.54% or 0.31 to hit $58.02 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 1.05 to trade at $1514.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 106.75, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 117.11.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 98.562.
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