Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.48% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were DeNA Co Ltd (T:), which rose 5.74% or 98.0 points to trade at 1805.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kao Corp. (T:) added 5.25% or 428.0 points to end at 8584.0 and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T:) was up 4.89% or 139.0 points to 2982.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:), which fell 4.92% or 71.0 points to trade at 1372.5 at the close. Kikkoman Corp. (T:) declined 4.35% or 240.0 points to end at 5280.0 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.70% or 97.0 points to 3494.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2329 to 1178 and 223 ended unchanged.
Shares in The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.92% or 71.0 to 1372.5.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.71% to 15.56.
Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.08% or 0.05 to $65.94 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.55% or 0.41 to hit $74.98 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.00% or 0.05 to trade at $1279.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.33% to 111.80, while EUR/JPY fell 0.36% to 124.64.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.822.
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