Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.57%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.57%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T:), which rose 8.96% or 184.0 points to trade at 2238.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujitsu Ltd. (T:) added 7.83% or 705.0 points to end at 9705.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 3.98% or 342.0 points to 8943.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were NEC Corp. (T:), which fell 5.72% or 265.0 points to trade at 4365.0 at the close. Omron Cor (T:) declined 5.17% or 350.0 points to end at 6420.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) was down 4.77% or 29.0 points to 579.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1874 to 1674 and 213 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fujitsu Ltd. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 7.83% or 705.0 to 9705.0. Shares in Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.98% or 342.0 to 8943.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.83.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.29% or 0.16 to $55.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.76% or 0.47 to hit $61.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 1.05 to trade at $1491.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 108.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 120.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 97.420.

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