Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 2.02%.
The best performers of the session on the were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:), which rose 21.22% or 80.0 points to trade at 457.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Softbank Group Corp. (T:) added 18.61% or 500.0 points to end at 3187.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:) was up 16.09% or 150.0 points to 1082.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 10.59% or 98.0 points to trade at 827.0 at the close. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 9.43% or 104.0 points to end at 999.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 9.29% or 331.0 points to 3232.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2499 to 1194 and 110 ended unchanged.
Shares in Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 9.29% or 331.0 to 3232.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 56.12.
Crude oil for May delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $22.63 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 4.08% or 1.10 to hit $25.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.35% or 5.20 to trade at $1489.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.54% to 110.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 118.22.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 103.153.
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