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 added 0.97%.
The best performers of the session on the were Olympus Corp. (T:), which rose 9.88% or 360.0 points to trade at 4005.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Hitachi Ltd (T:) added 8.64% or 266.0 points to end at 3346.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 6.19% or 3220.0 points to 55280.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 4.39% or 96.5 points to trade at 2100.5 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 3.58% or 230.0 points to end at 6190.0 and Yamaha Corp. (T:) was down 3.49% or 165.0 points to 4560.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1972 to 1506 and 222 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.89% to 24.44.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.93% or 0.49 to $53.08 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.66% or 0.41 to hit $62.09 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.52% or 6.65 to trade at $1294.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.15% to 108.25, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 124.78.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 94.942.
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