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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.29%.
The best performers of the session on the were Hitachi Ltd (T:), which rose 4.59% or 205.0 points to trade at 4670.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:) added 2.84% or 131.0 points to end at 4750.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:) was up 2.57% or 150.0 points to 5980.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.80% or 77.0 points to trade at 1950.0 at the close. Oji Holdings Corp. (T:) declined 3.79% or 24.0 points to end at 609.0 and Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:) was down 3.68% or 51.0 points to 1334.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1886 to 1632 and 266 ended unchanged.
Shares in Hitachi Ltd (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.59% or 205.0 to 4670.0. Shares in Advantest Corp. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.57% or 150.0 to 5980.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.54.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.03% or 0.02 to $60.83 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $66.17 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.13% or 1.85 to trade at $1480.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 109.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 121.93.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.895.
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