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Nikkei 225 index is up 0.25 percent at the closing of trading in Japan.

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Stocks in Japan rose after the close on Friday, driven by advances in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus, and Real Estate sectors.

The Nikkei 225 gained 0.25 percent at the Tokyo closing. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) was the highest performance on the Nikkei 225 during the day, rising 11.78 percent or 585.0 points to close at 5550.0.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) was up 7.03 percent or 360.0 points to 5480.0 in late trade, while Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) climbed 9.48 percent or 620.0 points to conclude at 7160.0. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770) was the worst performer of the session, falling 6.41 percent or 76.0 points to close at 1110.0.

Panasonic Corporation (T:6752) down 6.20 percent, or 92.0 points, to 1392.5, while Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9502) fell 5.42 percent, or 67.5 points, to 1179.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling equities exceeded gaining ones by 1876 to 1590, with 249 remaining unchanged. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) shares soared to 5-year highs, rising 11.78 percent to 5550.0.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which gauges the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, remained at 21.04, unchanged by 0 percent.

Crude oil for December delivery rose 0.27 percent to $83.03 per barrel. Brent oil for January delivery increased 0.31 percent or 0.26 to $83.92 a barrel in other commodities trading, while the December Gold Futures contract dipped 0.29 percent or 5.25 to $1797.35 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY exchange rate declined 0.00 percent to 113.56, while the EUR/JPY exchange rate fell 0.03 percent to 132.59. The US Dollar Index Futures were trading at 93.375, up 0.05 percent.

Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah