Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.27%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.27%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Fishery and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Unitika, Ltd. (TYO: 3103 ), which rose 4.57% or 10.00 points to trade at 229.00 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ) added 4.17% or 410.00 points to end at 10,240.00 and Keio Corp. (TYO: 9008 ) was up 4.06% or 165.00 points to 4,230.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (TYO: 2432 ), which lost 8.56% or 170.00 points to trade at 1,816.00 in late trade. Mitsubishi Electric Corp (TYO: 6503 ) declined 4.15% or 59.00 points to end at 1,363.50 and Advantest Corp. (TYO: 6857 ) shed 3.63% or 310.00 points to 8,220.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2065 to 1425 and 276 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.29% to 23.50.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.63% or 0.70 to $111.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.40% or 0.44 to hit $111.56 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 2.21 to trade at $1,848.51 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.37% to 126.85, while EUR/JPY fell 0.29% to 135.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 102.04.

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