Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Marine Transport and Retail sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.19%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689), which rose 9.18% or 27.0 points to trade at 321.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332) added 7.28% or 49.0 points to end at 722.0 and Ube Industries, Ltd. (T:4208) was up 5.80% or 142.0 points to 2591.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Astellas Pharma Inc. (T:4503), which fell 4.69% or 82.0 points to trade at 1668.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) declined 4.05% or 160.0 points to end at 3788.0 and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T:5002) was down 3.92% or 65.0 points to 1595.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2049 to 1443 and 206 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 6.10% to 17.23 a new 3-months low.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $54.57 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $62.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.75 to trade at $1316.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 109.91, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 125.47.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 95.688.