Japan stocks lower at the close of trade, Nikkei 225 lost 0.30%

Japan stocks were lower after the end on Wednesday, as losses in Railway & Bus, the Paper & Pulp and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

The Nikkei 225 fell 0.30% at the close in Tokyo.

The best performer of the session on the Nikkei 225 was Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:9983), which rose 2.42%     (T:2002) was up 2.41% or 61.0 points to end at 2589.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T:9613) added 2.21% or 29.0 points to 1342.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session was Advantest Corp. (T:6857), which fell 4.66% or 134.0 points to trade at 2739.0 at the close, while Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was down 3.21% or 63.0 points to end at 1897.0, and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) declined 3.18% or 10.0 points to 304.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.15 a new 1-month low.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2074 to 1378, at the same time 254 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for July delivery fell 1.71% or 0.91 to $52.36 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August was down 1.54% or 0.96 to hit $61.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 7.95 to trade at $1339.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY lost 0.13% to 108.36, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 122.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.607.