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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.63%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Communication and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.63% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kajima Corp. (T:1812), which rose 4.91% or 75.0 points to trade at 1603.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506) added 4.67% or 107.0 points to end at 2396.0 and Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T:2282) was up 3.64% or 160.0 points to 4550.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dentsu Inc. (T:4324), which fell 8.49% or 370.0 points to trade at 3990.0 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T:8795) declined 8.04% or 95.0 points to end at 1087.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was down 8.04% or 186.0 points to 2126.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2165 to 1356 and 192 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) fell to 3-years lows; falling 8.49% or 370.0 to 3990.0. Shares in T&D Holdings, Inc. (T:8795) fell to 52-week lows; falling 8.04% or 95.0 to 1087.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.17% to 23.79 a new 3-months high.

Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.39% or 0.24 to $62.26 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.29% or 0.21 to hit $71.98 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.15 to trade at $1298.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 109.36, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 122.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.347.

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