Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 5.33% or 123.0 points to trade at 2430.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:) added 4.79% or 370.0 points to end at 8100.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:) was up 4.61% or 92.0 points to 2089.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.58% or 39.0 points to trade at 1051.0 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.90% or 207.0 points to end at 6938.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.90% or 105.0 points to 3510.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1934 to 1564 and 244 ended unchanged.
Shares in Advantest Corp. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.79% or 370.0 to 8100.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.23.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $47.61 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.20% or 0.10 to hit $50.99 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1946.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 102.89, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 126.20.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 89.692.
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