Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.00%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.00%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ), which rose 5.38% or 98.0 points to trade at 1920.0 at the close. NH Foods Ltd (T: 2282 ) added 2.42% or 95.0 points to end at 4020.0 and Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) was up 2.17% or 139.0 points to 6540.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which lost 5.84% or 116.0 points to trade at 1870.0 in late trade. Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) declined 5.45% or 398.0 points to end at 6911.0 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) shed 4.62% or 16.0 points to 330.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2616 to 930 and 226 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.03.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.16% or 0.11 to $70.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.27% or 0.20 to hit $74.22 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.26% or 4.55 to trade at $1772.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 113.61, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 128.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.273.

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