– Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Finance & Investment, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Shipbuilding sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.57%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Keio Corp. (T:9008), which rose 1.53% or 110.0 points to trade at 7290.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:4507) added 1.40% or 85.0 points to end at 6146.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332) was up 1.22% or 8.0 points to 664.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Advantest Corp. (T:6857), which fell 5.00% or 137.0 points to trade at 2602.0 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) declined 4.38% or 83.0 points to end at 1814.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) was down 4.21% or 655.0 points to 14910.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2648 to 839 and 213 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.46% to 16.90.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 2.78% or 1.42 to $52.56 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 3.03% or 1.82 to hit $61.79 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.25% or 3.35 to trade at $1340.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 108.34, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 122.42.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 96.893.