Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.26% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ), which rose 21.40% or 334.0 points to trade at 1895.0 at the close. ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) added 18.06% or 407.0 points to end at 2660.0 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) was up 15.59% or 125.0 points to 927.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which lost 8.35% or 550.0 points to trade at 6040.0 in late trade. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) declined 7.74% or 208.0 points to end at 2480.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) shed 7.58% or 50.3 points to 613.2.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1926 to 1653 and 147 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.12% or 0.05 to $40.24 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.19% or 0.08 to hit $42.48 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.61% or 29.80 to trade at $1884.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.27% to 105.08, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 124.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 92.722.

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