Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Retail, Marine Transport and Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.82%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T:9062), which rose 3.71% or 240.0 points to trade at 6710.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) added 3.54% or 175.0 points to end at 5120.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was up 3.48% or 103.0 points to 3066.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506), which fell 6.00% or 240.0 points to trade at 3760.0 at the close. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T:5801) declined 5.25% or 160.0 points to end at 2885.0 and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4502) was down 5.24% or 215.0 points to 3889.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1757 to 1710 and 234 ended unchanged.
Shares in Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4502) fell to 5-year lows; falling 5.24% or 215.0 to 3889.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 14.23% to 22.24.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.70% or 0.36 to $51.13 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.40% or 0.24 to hit $59.82 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 2.20 to trade at $1245.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 112.82, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 128.35.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.787.