TOKYO: Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Warehousing and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors led shares higher. At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.11%. The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901), which rose 7.69% or 303.0 points to trade at 4245.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toshiba Corp. (T:6502) added 5.27% or 15.0 points to end at 299.5 and Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004) was up 5.16% or 141.0 points to 2876.0 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were JGC Corp. (T:1963), which fell 2.30% or 41.0 points to trade at 1738.0 at the close. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:3099) declined 1.91% or 22.0 points to end at 1127.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T:5801) was down 1.81% or 110.0 points to 5980.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2457 to 790 and 221 ended unchanged. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 14.33% to 18.59 a new 3-months high. Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.11% or 0.05 to $47.64 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.08% or 0.04 to hit $50.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.76% or 9.77 to trade at $1280.63 a troy ounce. USD/JPY was up 0.67% to 110.39, while EUR/JPY rose 0.47% to 129.77. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 93.56.