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 rose 1.87% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 6.46% or 421.0 points to trade at 6939.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) added 5.88% or 84.5 points to end at 1522.5 and SUMCO Corp. (T:) was up 5.27% or 85.0 points to 1697.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were DeNA Co Ltd (T:), which fell 2.19% or 43.0 points to trade at 1916.0 at the close. Ebara Corp. (T:) declined 1.69% or 50.0 points to end at 2903.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 1.55% or 43.0 points to 2727.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2886 to 674 and 194 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.34.
Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.73% or 0.39 to $53.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.61% or 0.36 to hit $58.99 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.11% or 1.65 to trade at $1495.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 108.36, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 119.44.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.162.
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