Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.33%.
The best performers of the session on the were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:), which rose 7.93% or 137.0 points to trade at 1864.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Panasonic Corp (T:) added 6.88% or 63.1 points to end at 980.0 and Konami Corp. (T:) was up 6.71% or 320.0 points to 5090.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Fujikura Ltd. (T:), which fell 6.71% or 34.0 points to trade at 473.0 at the close. NTN Corp. (T:) declined 5.90% or 20.0 points to end at 319.0 and Sumitomo Corp. (T:) was down 5.64% or 99.5 points to 1663.5.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2039 to 1469 and 244 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.25 a new 3-months low.
Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.09% or 0.05 to $54.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.15% or 0.09 to hit $59.53 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.15 to trade at $1513.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 108.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 120.48.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 97.062.
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