Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Machinery and Mining sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.00% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735), which rose 6.34% or 360.0 points to trade at 6040.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) added 5.22% or 200.0 points to end at 4030.0 and The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:5631) was up 4.44% or 92.0 points to 2166.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kikkoman Corp. (T:2801), which fell 2.27% or 150.0 points to trade at 6470.0 at the close. Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) declined 2.08% or 80.0 points to end at 3760.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) was down 1.93% or 150.0 points to 7620.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2552 to 978 and 191 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.05% to 20.10.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 4.87% or 2.48 to $53.41 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 4.51% or 2.68 to hit $62.14 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.81% or 9.90 to trade at $1235.90 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 113.50, while EUR/JPY rose 0.37% to 128.91.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 96.773.