Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.77%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.77%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which rose 2.45% or 18.0 points to trade at 752.0 at the close. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) added 2.42% or 15.0 points to end at 635.0 and JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) was up 1.82% or 20.0 points to 1121.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 7.11% or 420.0 points to trade at 5490.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 6.18% or 174.0 points to end at 2643.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) shed 6.02% or 250.0 points to 3905.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1840 to 1662 and 237 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.05 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.74% or 0.44 to $58.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.64% or 0.40 to hit $62.55 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 4.75 to trade at $1740.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 109.44, while EUR/JPY fell 0.41% to 130.01.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 92.285.

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