Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.23% By Investing.com

© Reuters Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.23%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 1.23%.

The best performers of the session on the were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TYO:), which rose 6.47% or 199.00 points to trade at 3,273.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Kao Corp. (TYO:) added 5.50% or 295.00 points to end at 5,660.00 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 4.98% or 319.00 points to 6,727.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:), which fell 8.61% or 42.00 points to trade at 446.00 at the close. IHI Corp. (TYO:) declined 5.30% or 200.00 points to end at 3,575.00 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO:) was down 3.39% or 55.00 points to 1,567.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2617 to 948 and 213 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.03% to 24.46.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.29% or 0.30 to $103.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.47% or 0.52 to hit $109.53 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.70 to trade at $1,827.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.24% to 134.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 141.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 104.09.

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