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Japan’s stock market is up at the end of the day; the Nikkei 225 is up 0.00%.

After the market closed on Friday, shares in Japan went up because the fishing, chemical, petroleum & plastics, and power sectors all did better.

The Nikkei 225 gained 0% by the end of the day in Tokyo.

On the Nikkei 225, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:9107), which rose 2.58% or 70 points to trade at 2,787.00 at the end of the day, did the best. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9983) went up 1.94%, or 1,530 points, to end at 80,530.00, and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5202) went up 1.80%, or 10 points, to 567.00 in late trade.

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JGC Corp. (TYO:1963) was the worst performer of the session. It fell 1.99%, or 34 points, to close at 1,678.00. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TYO:2802) fell 1.75 percent, or 72 points, to 4,031 and Kikkoman Corp. (TYO:2801) fell 1.70 percent, or 120 points, to 6,940.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, there were 2,153 stocks that went up, 1,404 that went down, and 258 that stayed the same.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which shows how volatile the Nikkei 225 options are expected to be, went down by 0.36% to 19.51.

Crude oil for February delivery went up 0.59 percent, or 0.46 dollars, to $78.86 a barrel. Brent oil for March delivery went up 0.65%, or $0.54, to $84.00 per barrel, while the February gold futures contract went down 0.03%, or $0.55, to $1,825.45 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY fell by 0.36 percent to 132.52, and the EUR/JPY fell by 0.54 percent to 141.03.

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At 103.84, the US Dollar Index Futures were up 0.25 percent.

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