© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%

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 added 0.45%.

The best performers of the session on the were NTN Corp. (TYO:), which rose 11.68% or 25.00 points to trade at 239.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujikura Ltd. (TYO:) added 7.33% or 51.00 points to end at 747.00 and NTT Data Corp. (TYO:) was up 6.34% or 120.00 points to 2,014.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 13.06% or 665.00 points to trade at 4,425.00 at the close. Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (TYO:) declined 9.11% or 255.00 points to end at 2,545.00 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was down 8.93% or 51.00 points to 520.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2160 to 1427 and 187 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fujikura Ltd. (TYO:) rose to 3-years highs; rising 7.33% or 51.00 to 747.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 9.32% to 26.75.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.53% or 0.58 to $108.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.80% or 0.89 to hit $110.66 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 2.56 to trade at $1,805.64 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 129.24, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 134.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 104.49.

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