Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as in the sectors propelled shares .
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 unchanged 0.00%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 7.83% or 148.0 points to trade at 2039.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 6.50% or 146.0 points to end at 2392.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 6.35% or 188.0 points to 3150.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ), which lost 3.78% or 34.0 points to trade at 866.0 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 3.15% or 250.0 points to end at 7692.0 and Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) shed 2.14% or 48.0 points to 2194.5.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1948 to 1567 and 242 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.87.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.37% or 0.18 to $48.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.25% or 0.13 to hit $51.37 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.80 to trade at $1882.90 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 103.51, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 126.23.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 90.250.
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