Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining, Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic and Transportation Equipment sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506), which rose 2.93% or 81.0 points to trade at 2849.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) added 2.78% or 110.0 points to end at 4060.0 and Terumo Corp. (T:4543) was up 2.14% or 143.0 points to 6827.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Inpex Corp. (T:1605), which fell 3.84% or 43.5 points to trade at 1090.5 at the close. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021) declined 3.09% or 180.0 points to end at 5640.0 and Kubota Corp. (T:6326) was down 2.90% or 45.5 points to 1526.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2101 to 1387 and 229 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.41% to 17.04.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.38% or 0.21 to $55.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $64.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.65 to trade at $1326.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 110.84, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 125.87.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.268.