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 added 0.55% to hit a new 52-week high.
The best performers of the session on the were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 15.30% or 1000.0 points to trade at 7534.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.06% or 72.5 points to end at 1859.5 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:) was up 3.75% or 36.0 points to 996.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toray Industries, Inc. (T:), which fell 4.35% or 36.5 points to trade at 801.9 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T:) declined 2.94% or 123.0 points to end at 4067.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T:) was down 2.59% or 19.0 points to 714.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1923 to 1556 and 268 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.47.
Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.63% or 0.35 to $55.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.43% or 0.26 to hit $60.91 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.85 to trade at $1492.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 108.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 121.14.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 97.127.
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