– Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.80%.

The best performers of the session on the were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., which rose 4.31% or 17.00 points to trade at 411.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.added 3.32% or 14.00 points to end at 436.00 and Shiseido Co., Ltd.was up 2.74% or 168.00 points to 6,302.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Yusen K.K , which fell 8.55% or 950.00 points to trade at 10,160.00 at the close. JFE Holdings, Inc.declined 6.19% or 114.00 points to end at 1,729.00 and Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd was down 5.98% or 58.20 points to 915.70.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2121 to 1513 and 133 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.31% or 17.00 to 411.00.

The which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.87% to 25.03.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 2.22% or 2.31 to $106.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.95% or 2.10 to hit $109.81 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.55% or 10.50 to trade at $1,922.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.97% to 121.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.64% to 135.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 98.08.

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