Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Power, Railway&Bus and Steel sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.53%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Konami Corp. (TYO:9766), which rose 4.01% or 270.00 points to trade at 7,000.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Hitachi Zosen Corp. (TYO:7004) added 3.86% or 32.00 points to end at 860.00 and Mitsui Engineering&Shipbuilding (TYO:7003) was up 2.82% or 11.00 points to 401.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Rakuten Inc (TYO:4755), which fell 3.43% or 22.00 points to trade at 619.00 at the close. Shionogi&Co., Ltd. (TYO:4507) declined 1.71% or 116.00 points to end at 6,653.00 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:9107) was down 1.55% or 110.00 points to 7,000.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2062 to 1415 and 301 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.25% to 21.61.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.64% or 1.26 to $77.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.58% or 1.31 to hit $84.17 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.81% or 13.15 to trade at $1,646.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.38% to 144.20, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 139.35.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 113.33.