Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.35%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:6098), which rose 5.62% or 212.0 points to trade at 3982.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:5541) added 3.72% or 66.0 points to end at 1842.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) was up 3.14% or 22.0 points to 723.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003), which fell 4.97% or 22.0 points to trade at 421.0 at the close. Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289) declined 3.99% or 18.0 points to end at 433.0 and Nikon Corp. (T:7731) was down 3.95% or 33.0 points to 802.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2157 to 1324 and 198 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) rose to 5-year highs; rising 3.14% or 22.0 to 723.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.97.

Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.12% or 0.05 to $43.34 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $46.19 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.85 to trade at $1949.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 106.00, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 125.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 92.938.