Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.04%.
The best performers of the session on the were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 2.52% or 80.0 points to trade at 3260.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) added 1.86% or 12.0 points to end at 657.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:) was up 1.64% or 32.0 points to 1980.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:), which fell 1.74% or 16.0 points to trade at 906.0 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T:) declined 1.68% or 24.0 points to end at 1408.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 1.55% or 32.0 points to 2034.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1720 to 1710 and 282 ended unchanged.
Shares in Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 2.52% or 80.0 to 3260.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.85.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.12% or 0.07 to $60.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.24% or 0.16 to hit $66.55 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 4.75 to trade at $1493.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 109.38, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 121.19.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 97.330.
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