At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.22% to hit a new 6-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which rose 12.99% or 226.0 points to trade at 1966.0 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) added 5.35% or 145.0 points to end at 2856.0 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) was up 5.17% or 40.0 points to 813.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which lost 2.94% or 44.0 points to trade at 1455.0 in late trade. Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) declined 2.55% or 240.0 points to end at 9170.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) shed 2.39% or 68.5 points to 2802.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2344 to 1184 and 245 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.24% to 20.86.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.65% or 0.45 to $70.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.55% or 0.40 to hit $73.32 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.03% or 0.55 to trade at $1791.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 110.10, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 129.63.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 92.843.
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