Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.49%.
The best performers of the session on the were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:), which rose 2.45% or 55.5 points to trade at 2319.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T:) added 2.21% or 111.0 points to end at 5129.0 and Nikon Corp. (T:) was up 2.13% or 35.0 points to 1679.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toshiba Corp. (T:), which fell 3.43% or 7.2 points to trade at 202.6 at the close. DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 3.24% or 32.0 points to end at 957.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.86% or 1060.0 points to 35990.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1591 to 1331 and 427 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.76% to 17.35 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.11% or 0.06 to $ 53.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $ 55.74 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.85 to trade at $ 1233.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 113.98, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 120.91.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 101.00.
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