Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.13%.
The best performers of the session on the were Chiyoda Corp. (T:), which rose 9.52% or 28.0 points to trade at 322.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:) added 3.76% or 78.0 points to end at 2154.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:) was up 2.61% or 120.0 points to 4725.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.68% or 44.0 points to trade at 1152.0 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.87% or 57.0 points to end at 1929.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:) was down 2.57% or 126.0 points to 4780.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2517 to 1055 and 227 ended unchanged.
Shares in Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.76% or 78.0 to 2154.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.58.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.52% or 0.29 to $55.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.60% or 0.37 to hit $62.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 6.15 to trade at $1559.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 109.55, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 120.97.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.555.
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