Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.96% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T:), which rose 6.67% or 131.0 points to trade at 2095.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chiyoda Corp. (T:) added 6.40% or 19.0 points to end at 316.0 and Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T:) was up 6.33% or 25.0 points to 420.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.39% or 260.0 points to trade at 7410.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T:) declined 1.62% or 33.0 points to end at 2000.5 and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 1.61% or 40.5 points to 2471.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2805 to 743 and 166 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.29 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.73% or 0.42 to $57.82 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.63% or 0.39 to hit $62.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.15 to trade at $1499.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 107.75, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 118.94.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 98.403.
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