Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.01%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 1.01% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the were Chiyoda Corp. (T:), which rose 8.01% or 25.0 points to trade at 337.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:) added 6.09% or 110.0 points to end at 1915.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 4.21% or 351.0 points to 8680.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Unitika, Ltd. (T:), which fell 10.93% or 48.0 points to trade at 391.0 at the close. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:) declined 6.85% or 59.0 points to end at 802.0 and Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T:) was down 6.00% or 230.0 points to 3605.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2726 to 888 and 171 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.88.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.25% or 0.13 to $51.69 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.37% or 0.21 to hit $56.41 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.48% or 7.65 to trade at $1580.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 108.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 120.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.390.

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