Best and Worst Performers
Top performers on the Nikkei 225 included Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Credit Saison Co., Ltd., and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Olympus Corp., Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., and TOTO Ltd. were the session's worst performers.
Tokyo Stock Exchange Trends
On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones, with 2047 declining, 1442 advancing, and 344 ending unchanged. The Nikkei Volatility index decreased by 1.59%, reaching a new 1-month low of 16.10.
Crude Oil and Gold Prices
Crude oil prices declined, with June delivery contracts for WTI and Brent crude dropping by 0.63% and 0.65%, respectively. June Gold Futures contracts also fell by 0.65%.
USD/JPY and EUR/JPY exchange rates increased by 0.40% and 0.37%, respectively. The US Dollar Index Futures saw a slight rise of 0.05% to 101.50.