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 added 0.97% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were SUMCO Corp. (T:), which rose 11.60% or 153.0 points to trade at 1472.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) added 10.12% or 167.0 points to end at 1817.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:) was up 6.41% or 107.0 points to 1775.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Nichirei Corp. (T:), which fell 2.93% or 90.0 points to trade at 2985.0 at the close. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.91% or 190.0 points to end at 6330.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T:) was down 2.81% or 38.0 points to 1313.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2349 to 1145 and 232 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.06% to 20.42 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.94% or 0.50 to $53.63 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.67% or 0.41 to hit $61.50 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 3.85 to trade at $1283.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 109.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.33% to 124.35.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 96.120.
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