On Friday, stocks in Japan were higher after the last close. Gains in the Transport, Fishery, and Transportation Equipment sectors led shares higher.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. rose 6.66% or 86.0 points to trade at 1377.0 while Rakuten Inc added 6.64% or 66.0 points to end at 1060.0 and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd was up 5.85% or 130.0 points to 2351.0. Those were the best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 that grew 0.38% to hit a new 1-month high at the close in Tokyo.
Meanwhile, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd., fell 3.27% or 138.0 points to trade at 4086.0 at the close. Familymart Ltd declined 2.73% or 77.0 points to end at 2739.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. was down 2.38% or 19.0 points to 781.0 were the worst performers of the session.
On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the rising stocks were greater than the declining ones by 2174 to 1281 and 239 ended unchanged.
Rakuten Inc shares grew to 52-week highs; up 6.64% or 66.0 to 1060.0. Meanwhile, Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd shares dropped fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.27% or 138.0 to 4086.0.
The implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options plunged 0.37% to 16.18, which was measured by the Nikkei Volatility.
Elsewhere in commodities trading, delivery of Crude Oil & Brent Oil dropped. May deliveries of crude oil was down 0.35% or 0.22 to $61.88 a barrel. June deliveries of Brent oil also fell 0.50% or 0.35 to hit $69.05 a barrel.
The June Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.05 to trade at $1293.25 a troy ounce.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.893.
The US dollar versus Japanese the yen strengthened 0.06% to 111.72, with the euro versus Japanese yen gaining 0.12% to 125.42.
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