At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.71%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 4.97% or 340.0 points to trade at 7180.0 at the close. NTN Corp. (T: 6472 ) added 2.64% or 6.0 points to end at 233.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) was up 2.59% or 1760.0 points to 69760.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ), which lost 3.66% or 253.0 points to trade at 6658.0 in late trade. GS Yuasa Corp. (T: 6674 ) declined 2.92% or 73.0 points to end at 2428.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) shed 2.73% or 19.5 points to 695.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2055 to 1475 and 260 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.76.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.05% or 0.75 to $72.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.09% or 0.82 to hit $75.97 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.60 to trade at $1786.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 113.56, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 128.18.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.250.
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