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 Tuesday, as losses in the Fishery , Food and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ), which rose 1.78% or 42.0 points to trade at 2405.5 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ) added 1.75% or 10.0 points to end at 583.0 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (T: 8725 ) was up 1.67% or 59.0 points to 3589.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 3.72% or 19.0 points to trade at 492.0 in late trade. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) declined 3.35% or 51.0 points to end at 1470.0 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) shed 3.30% or 53.0 points to 1552.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2215 to 811 and 310 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.74% to 20.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.26% or 0.14 to $52.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.27% or 0.15 to hit $55.83 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.39% or 4.95 to trade at $1258.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.24% to 110.67, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 117.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 100.88.

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