Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.46%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.46%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ), which rose 6.33% or 80.0 points to trade at 1343.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) added 5.84% or 124.0 points to end at 2246.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 4.43% or 127.0 points to 2996.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ), which lost 3.72% or 350.0 points to trade at 9060.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 3.46% or 104.0 points to end at 2905.0 and Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. (T: 8628 ) shed 3.23% or 29.0 points to 868.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2075 to 1394 and 255 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.89.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.73% or 0.45 to $62.36 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.68% or 0.44 to hit $65.47 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.25 to trade at $1779.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.23% to 108.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 130.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 90.955.

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