Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.45%.
The best performers of the session on the were Fujitsu Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.95% or 510.0 points to trade at 10805.0 at the close. Meanwhile, NEC Corp. (T:) added 4.46% or 185.0 points to end at 4335.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:) was up 4.11% or 110.5 points to 2800.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.19% or 82.0 points to trade at 1059.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:) declined 6.69% or 39.0 points to end at 544.0 and Familymart Ltd (T:) was down 5.18% or 96.0 points to 1757.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2335 to 1301 and 139 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 42.56.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.10% or 0.02 to $20.09 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.72% or 0.51 to hit $29.09 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.89% or 33.40 to trade at $1735.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 107.12, while EUR/JPY fell 0.31% to 117.32.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 99.192.
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