Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Precision Instruments, Automobiles&Parts and Electrical/Machinery sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.15%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yamaha Corp. (T:7951), which rose 8.45% or 405.0 points to trade at 5200.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004) added 8.32% or 300.0 points to end at 3905.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501) was up 7.88% or 54.0 points to 739.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Familymart Ltd (T:8028), which fell 7.32% or 1270.0 points to trade at 16080.0 at the close. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) declined 1.58% or 5.0 points to end at 312.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703) was down 1.27% or 3.0 points to 233.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2949 to 595 and 160 ended unchanged.
Shares in Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.88% or 54.0 to 739.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.80% to 23.01.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.83% or 0.43 to $52.08 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.60% or 0.36 to hit $60.56 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 2.40 to trade at $1249.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 113.43, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 128.45.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.387.