Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Shipbuilding and Rubber sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.60%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which rose 3.51% or 54.0 points to trade at 1594.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Rakuten Inc (T:4755) added 2.82% or 26.0 points to end at 948.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was up 1.97% or 46.0 points to 2384.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were SUMCO Corp. (T:3436), which fell 3.39% or 49.0 points to trade at 1395.0 at the close. Seven&i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:3382) declined 3.01% or 142.0 points to end at 4574.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:9983) was down 2.51% or 1370.0 points to 53110.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2073 to 1342 and 257 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.15% to 16.73.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.94% or 0.53 to $56.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.65% or 0.43 to hit $65.43 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 3.55 to trade at $1288.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 111.81, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 126.42.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.808.