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 0.74%.
The best performers of the session on the were Softbank Group Corp. (T:), which rose 11.89% or 611.0 points to trade at 5751.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chiyoda Corp. (T:) added 9.90% or 38.0 points to end at 422.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 5.00% or 320.0 points to 6720.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.89% or 165.0 points to trade at 1926.0 at the close. Kajima Corp. (T:) declined 4.77% or 68.0 points to end at 1359.0 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 4.60% or 205.0 points to 4255.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1960 to 1585 and 237 ended unchanged.
Shares in Chiyoda Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 9.90% or 38.0 to 422.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.97.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.46% or 0.73 to $50.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 2.04% or 1.10 to hit $55.11 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.17% or 2.65 to trade at $1567.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 109.92, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 119.94.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.657.
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