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 gained 0.55%.
The best performers of the session on the were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:), which rose 7.13% or 1655.0 points to trade at 24860.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T:) added 2.96% or 31.0 points to end at 1078.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:) was up 2.77% or 45.0 points to 1672.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.59% or 46.0 points to trade at 1234.0 at the close. DeNA Co Ltd (T:) declined 3.51% or 51.0 points to end at 1403.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) was down 3.31% or 14.0 points to 409.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1957 to 1511 and 191 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 33.05.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 2.32% or 0.90 to $39.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 2.00% or 0.83 to hit $42.34 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 8.50 to trade at $1739.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 106.95, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 119.87.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.403.
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