At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.70% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ), which rose 10.57% or 335.0 points to trade at 3505.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 7.17% or 39.0 points to end at 583.0 and Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) was up 7.08% or 67.3 points to 1017.5 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ), which lost 4.66% or 119.0 points to trade at 2436.0 in late trade. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) declined 3.55% or 805.0 points to end at 21890.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 3.05% or 160.0 points to 5090.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2435 to 1179 and 180 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.73.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.98% or 0.68 to $33.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 1.99% or 0.72 to hit $35.45 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.49% or 8.40 to trade at $1697.20 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 107.52, while EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 117.80.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 99.203.
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