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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.52%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:), which rose 7.77% or 520.0 points to trade at 7210.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:) added 5.58% or 53.0 points to end at 1002.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T:) was up 3.92% or 390.0 points to 10350.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (T:), which lost 5.78% or 407.0 points to trade at 6634.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T:) declined 4.23% or 112.0 points to end at 2538.0 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:) shed 4.12% or 234.0 points to 5445.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2754 to 798 and 214 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.86.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.08% or 0.76 to $71.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.02% or 0.75 to hit $74.35 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 4.90 to trade at $1802.20 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 109.46, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 129.35.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 92.528.