Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.09% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501), which rose 8.97% or 27.0 points to trade at 328.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) added 5.91% or 327.0 points to end at 5862.0 and Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) was up 4.89% or 195.0 points to 4185.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Oji Holdings Corp. (T:3861), which fell 5.20% or 35.0 points to trade at 638.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) declined 4.89% or 111.0 points to end at 2160.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T:5631) was down 4.78% or 160.0 points to 3185.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1865 to 1702 and 183 ended unchanged.

Shares in Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.91% or 327.0 to 5862.0. Shares in Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) rose to 52-week highs; up 4.89% or 195.0 to 4185.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.70.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.86% or 0.45 to $52.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.70% or 0.39 to hit $56.05 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.52% or 9.70 to trade at $1860.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 104.14, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 126.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 90.352.