Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 2.61%.
The best performers of the session on the were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 20.20% or 400.0 points to trade at 2380.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Haseko Corp (T:) added 15.96% or 187.00 points to end at 1359.00 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 13.62% or 194.0 points to 1618.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toshiba Corp. (T:), which fell 5.89% or 200.0 points to trade at 3195.0 at the close. JX Holdings, Inc. (T:) declined 4.93% or 27.5 points to end at 530.0 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 4.87% or 230.0 points to 4490.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2770 to 764 and 164 ended unchanged.
Shares in JX Holdings, Inc. (T:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.93% or 27.5 to 530.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 15.51% to 19.81.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.63% or 0.33 to $52.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.60% or 0.37 to hit $61.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.35 to trade at $1315.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 110.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 124.62.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.903.