At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.19%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which rose 5.64% or 55.00 points to trade at 1,030.00 at the close. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9007 ) added 2.80% or 56.00 points to end at 2,055.00 and Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) was up 2.61% or 151.00 points to 5,936.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 6.74% or 295.00 points to trade at 4,080.00 in late trade. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) declined 4.76% or 80.00 points to end at 1,602.00 and Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (T: 8750 ) shed 4.43% or 111.00 points to 2,397.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1956 to 1585 and 239 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 11.99% to 18.72 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.51% or 0.53 to $103.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.53% or 0.57 to hit $108.10 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.28% or 5.40 to trade at $1,928.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 122.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 134.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 98.84.
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