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 Friday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Transportation Equipment and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.27% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ), which rose 8.16% or 74.0 points to trade at 981.0 at the close. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) added 8.11% or 140.0 points to end at 1865.5 and Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ) was up 6.67% or 90.0 points to 1439.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 14.13% or 140.0 points to trade at 851.0 in late trade. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) declined 13.86% or 81.5 points to end at 506.5 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 10.34% or 132.0 points to 1145.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1760 to 1738 and 209 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.67% to 16.76.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.71% or 0.44 to $62.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.63% or 0.44 to hit $70.83 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.35 to trade at $1285.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 109.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 123.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.167.

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