. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.75% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.75% to hit a new 3-months high.The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T:7912), which rose 9.31% or 230.0 points to trade at 2700.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) added 5.50% or 345.0 points to end at 6615.0 and Okuma Corp. (T:6103) was up 4.23% or 240.0 points to 5910.0 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366), which fell 3.16% or 10.0 points to trade at 306.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T:4755) declined 2.86% or 29.0 points to end at 985.0 and Familymart Ltd (T:8028) was down 2.29% or 61.0 points to 2601.0.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1964 to 1523 and 235 ended unchanged.Shares in Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T:7912) rose to 52-week highs; rising 9.31% or 230.0 to 2700.0. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.24.Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.32% or 0.18 to $55.93 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $60.91 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 6.65 to trade at $1509.85 a troy ounce.USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 107.94, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 118.91.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.593.