Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.03%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 2.03%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568), which rose 1.13% or 33.0 points to trade at 2954.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) added 1.03% or 101.0 points to end at 9922.0 and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (T:9532) was up 0.40% or 8.0 points to 2013.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366), which fell 5.85% or 30.0 points to trade at 483.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T:4755) declined 5.55% or 74.0 points to end at 1259.0 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:7211) was down 5.39% or 16.0 points to 281.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3288 to 349 and 121 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.30.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.30% or 0.19 to $62.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.18% or 0.12 to hit $66.45 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 5.75 to trade at $1784.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 108.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 129.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 91.280.