Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 1.16%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 4.70% or 56.00 points to trade at 1,247.00 at the close. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:) added 3.56% or 135.00 points to end at 3,930.00 and West Japan Railway Co. (TYO:) was up 3.37% or 180.00 points to 5,527.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (TYO:), which lost 2.38% or 10.00 points to trade at 410.00 in late trade. JGC Corp. (TYO:) declined 1.99% or 40.00 points to end at 1,969.00 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO:) shed 1.77% or 94.00 points to 5,210.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2403 to 1105 and 289 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.84% to 19.49.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.15% or 0.13 to $86.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $92.85 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.42% or 7.30 to trade at $1,735.90 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 142.82, while EUR/JPY rose 1.78% to 145.63.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.04% at 107.60.