Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Mining and Shipbuilding sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.26% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T:8804), which rose 6.12% or 74.0 points to trade at 1283.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T:5002) added 5.50% or 88.0 points to end at 1688.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was up 4.94% or 77.0 points to 1637.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T:6367), which fell 2.83% or 345.0 points to trade at 11840.0 at the close. Trend Micro Inc. (T:4704) declined 2.03% or 130.0 points to end at 6280.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021) was down 1.98% or 120.0 points to 5950.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2167 to 1364 and 185 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.42% to 20.78 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.54% or 0.29 to $53.90 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.45% or 0.28 to hit $62.42 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 1.85 to trade at $1280.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 109.62, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 124.71.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 95.968.