Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.45%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which rose 4.34% or 47.0 points to trade at 1129.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) added 3.21% or 64.0 points to end at 2059.0 and Haseko Corp (T:1808) was up 2.89% or 39.0 points to 1388.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were NTN Corp. (T:6472), which fell 5.88% or 14.0 points to trade at 224.0 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012) declined 3.65% or 65.0 points to end at 1716.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) was down 3.50% or 100.0 points to 2754.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1814 to 1603 and 225 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 33.05.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.53% or 0.20 to $37.76 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.12% or 0.05 to hit $40.66 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 1.05 to trade at $1734.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 106.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 120.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 97.078.