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Japan stocks finished lower on Tuesday, with the Nikkei 225 index declining by 0.42% at the close of the trading session.

Japan stocks concluded the trading session on Tuesday with a decline, as losses in the Transportation Equipment, Banking, and Steel sectors weighed on the market.

At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index recorded a decrease of 0.42%.

Among the top performers on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (TYO:3863), which saw a rise of 15.00% or 166.00 points to reach 1,273.00 at the close. Similarly, Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:4704) increased by 2.94% or 190.00 points to end at 6,650.00, while Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631) experienced a gain of 2.91% or 80.00 points, settling at 2,830.00 during late trade.

On the other hand, the worst performers during the session included Toyota Motor Corp (TYO:7203), which fell by 4.77% or 93.00 points to trade at 1,857.00 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO:3086) witnessed a decline of 3.25% or 48.00 points, finishing at 1,427.00, while Kobe Steel, Ltd. (TYO:5406) dropped by 2.82% or 31.00 points, reaching 1,070.00.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declining stocks outnumbered advancing ones, with 2,734 stocks falling, 887 advancing, and 227 remaining unchanged.

Shares in Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (TYO:3863) reached a 52-week high, climbing by 15.00% or 166.00 to 1,273.00.

The Nikkei Volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, decreased by 5.43% to 18.98.

In commodities trading, crude oil for July delivery experienced a slight decline of 0.08% or 0.06, settling at $71.99 per barrel. Additionally, Brent oil for July delivery dropped by 0.08% or 0.06 to reach $75.93 per barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell by 0.85% or 16.85 to trade at $1,960.35 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY currency pair saw a decrease of 0.19% to 138.34, and the EUR/JPY fell by 0.29% to 149.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures increased by 0.08% to 103.20.

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