© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.99%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 3.99%.

The best performers of the session on the were Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:), which rose 0.32% or 9.0 points to trade at 2784.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kao Corp. (T:) added 0.10% or 7.0 points to end at 7144.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:) was unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 points to 446.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.80% or 490.0 points to trade at 5790.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:) declined 7.51% or 710.0 points to end at 8750.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 6.53% or 580.0 points to 8300.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3099 to 518 and 139 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.53.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 1.02% or 0.65 to $62.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.98% or 0.65 to hit $65.46 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.14% or 20.30 to trade at $1755.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 106.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.45% to 128.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 90.472.

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