Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.33%.
The best performers of the session on the were Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:), which rose 4.19% or 122.0 points to trade at 3035.0 at the close. Meanwhile, JGC Corp. (T:) added 3.31% or 56.0 points to end at 1746.0 and IHI Corp. (T:) was up 3.29% or 84.0 points to 2641.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Advantest Corp. (T:), which fell 2.95% or 160.0 points to trade at 5260.0 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.57% or 78.0 points to end at 2952.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.20% or 156.0 points to 6923.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2281 to 1233 and 261 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.32.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.91% or 0.54 to $58.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.95% or 0.61 to hit $63.78 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 2.05 to trade at $1467.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 108.50, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 120.05.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 97.620.
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