Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.59% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the were JGC Corp. (T:), which rose 5.40% or 71.0 points to trade at 1385.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) added 5.24% or 113.0 points to end at 2268.0 and Tokyu Corp. (T:) was up 5.13% or 92.0 points to 1886.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:), which fell 15.99% or 230.0 points to trade at 1208.5 at the close. Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T:) declined 14.26% or 348.0 points to end at 2092.0 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 10.96% or 63.0 points to 512.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2185 to 1383 and 164 ended unchanged.
Shares in Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 15.99% or 230.0 to 1208.5. Shares in Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 14.26% or 348.0 to 2092.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.17% to 23.79 a new 3-months high.
Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.23% or 0.14 to $60.90 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $70.25 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.24% or 3.15 to trade at $1298.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.38% to 109.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.49% to 123.28.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.172.
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