Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 4.88%.
The best performers of the session on the were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:), which rose 11.70% or 93.0 points to trade at 888.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:) added 10.97% or 261.0 points to end at 2641.0 and IHI Corp. (T:) was up 10.62% or 163.0 points to 1698.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (T:), which rose 0.08% or 2.0 points to trade at 2594.0 at the close. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:) added 0.14% or 2.0 points to end at 1414.5 and Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:) was up 0.59% or 14.0 points to 2384.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3407 to 221 and 61 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 39.59 a new 1-month high.
Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.19% or 0.07 to $37.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.05% or 0.02 to hit $39.74 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 6.55 to trade at $1733.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 107.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 121.64.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.510.
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