Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.13%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.13%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujitsu Ltd. (T:6702), which rose 5.05% or 635.0 points to trade at 13205.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Logistics Corp. (T:9301) added 4.30% or 115.0 points to end at 2789.0 and Denso Corp. (T:6902) was up 4.26% or 175.0 points to 4279.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:9412), which fell 4.93% or 22.0 points to trade at 424.0 at the close. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5202) declined 2.78% or 11.0 points to end at 384.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T:5803) was down 2.50% or 8.0 points to 312.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2195 to 1341 and 153 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fujitsu Ltd. (T:6702) rose to 5-year highs; up 5.05% or 635.0 to 13205.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 30.86.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.72% or 0.28 to $39.00 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.88% or 0.36 to hit $41.41 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.65 to trade at $1775.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 107.05, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 120.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.377.