At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.41%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Z Holdings Corp (TYO: 4689 ), which rose 4.40% or 21.90 points to trade at 519.20 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (TYO: 9984 ) added 4.13% or 206.00 points to end at 5,195.00 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO: 3099 ) was up 3.36% or 31.00 points to 953.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5713 ), which lost 6.83% or 401.00 points to trade at 5,468.00 in late trade. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4519 ) declined 6.36% or 262.00 points to end at 3,860.00 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5714 ) shed 4.05% or 230.00 points to 5,450.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2108 to 1369 and 273 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 20.33% to 27.40 a new 1-month high.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.06% or 0.06 to $98.60 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.30% or 0.31 to hit $102.47 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.80 to trade at $1,898.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 127.86, while EUR/JPY fell 0.35% to 136.75.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 101.83.
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