Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.28%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.28%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Retail , Fishery and Food sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ), which rose 5.53% or 287.0 points to trade at 5478.0 at the close. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) added 3.17% or 226.0 points to end at 7364.0 and The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ) was up 2.13% or 32.5 points to 1555.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ), which lost 9.08% or 360.0 points to trade at 3605.0 in late trade. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) declined 7.93% or 116.0 points to end at 1347.0 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) shed 7.75% or 137.0 points to 1631.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1743 to 1576 and 256 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.35% to 16.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.24% or 0.16 to $67.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.19% or 0.14 to hit $74.00 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.55% or 7.30 to trade at $1325.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.37% to 109.22, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 133.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 90.84.

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