Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.35% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were NSK Ltd. (T:), which rose 7.21% or 65.0 points to trade at 966.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:) added 5.94% or 50.0 points to end at 892.0 and Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T:) was up 5.82% or 108.0 points to 1964.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.16% or 518.0 points to trade at 6712.0 at the close. Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 5.67% or 83.0 points to end at 1380.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 4.54% or 210.0 points to 4415.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2072 to 1422 and 228 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.40 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.28% or 0.16 to $58.01 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.21% or 0.13 to hit $62.72 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.70% or 10.55 to trade at $1500.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 107.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 118.61.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.308.
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