Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.28%

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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 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.56% or 330.0 points to trade at 7570.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T:) added 3.78% or 107.0 points to end at 2935.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 3.76% or 60.0 points to 1655.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:), which fell 3.13% or 12.0 points to trade at 371.0 at the close. JGC Corp. (T:) declined 2.64% or 43.0 points to end at 1587.0 and Olympus Corp. (T:) was down 2.36% or 39.5 points to 1636.5.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2283 to 1213 and 269 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.76% or 60.0 to 1655.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.43.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.17% or 0.10 to $58.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.14% or 0.09 to hit $63.12 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.75 to trade at $1466.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 109.16, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 120.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 98.265.

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