Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 2.31%.
The best performers of the session on the were NTN Corp. (TYO:), which rose 6.87% or 18.00 points to trade at 280.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Olympus Corp. (TYO:) added 4.75% or 140.50 points to end at 3,096.00 and Rakuten Inc (TYO:) was up 4.63% or 29.00 points to 656.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:), which fell 1.62% or 7.00 points to trade at 426.00 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO:) declined 1.62% or 43.00 points to end at 2,605.00 and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was down 0.93% or 26.50 points to 2,824.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2830 to 713 and 226 ended unchanged.
Shares in Olympus Corp. (TYO:) rose to all time highs; up 4.75% or 140.50 to 3,096.00.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.98% to 20.90.
Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.03% or 0.84 to $82.78 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.94% or 0.83 to hit $88.83 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.95 to trade at $1,728.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 143.85, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 143.63.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 109.77.