Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the declined 1.00%.
The best performers of the session on the were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 2.17% or 58.0 points to trade at 2725.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Haseko Corp (T:) added 2.09% or 29.0 points to end at 1419.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:) was up 1.59% or 3.0 points to 192.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 5.18% or 280.0 points to trade at 5130.0 at the close. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:) declined 4.53% or 31.0 points to end at 654.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T:) was down 4.31% or 20.0 points to 444.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2489 to 989 and 205 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.17.
Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.81% or 0.35 to $42.76 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.75% or 0.34 to hit $45.03 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.95% or 18.80 to trade at $1951.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 105.98, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 125.75.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.895.
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