Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Rubber, Real Estate and Retail sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.10%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (TYO:3863), which rose 4.11% or 53.00 points to trade at 1,344.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Rakuten Inc (TYO:4755) added 3.99% or 22.40 points to end at 584.40 and CyberAgent Inc (TYO:4751) was up 3.32% or 27.20 points to 846.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were GS Yuasa Corp. (TYO:6674), which fell 10.82% or 269.50 points to trade at 2,220.50 at the close. Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:7261) declined 4.50% or 75.50 points to end at 1,602.50 and Itochu Corp. (TYO:8001) was down 3.66% or 225.00 points to 5,925.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2114 to 1472 and 284 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.51% to 18.28 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.77% or 0.60 to $77.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.77% or 0.63 to hit $81.69 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 12.75 to trade at $1,993.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.41% to 147.76, while EUR/JPY fell 0.29% to 161.87.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 103.21.