Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.20%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.20%
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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 fell 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ), which rose 11.81% or 79.0 points to trade at 748.0 at the close. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) added 3.98% or 42.0 points to end at 1098.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) was up 3.10% or 29.0 points to 963.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ), which lost 4.90% or 70.0 points to trade at 1359.0 in late trade. Astellas Pharma Inc. (T: 4503 ) declined 2.72% or 52.0 points to end at 1857.5 and Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) shed 2.19% or 460.0 points to 20570.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1844 to 1685 and 272 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.22.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.10% or 0.06 to $61.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $66.60 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.25 to trade at $1483.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 109.27, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 121.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.025.

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