At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.73%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 4.30% or 113.0 points to trade at 2738.0 at the close. JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) added 4.06% or 58.0 points to end at 1485.0 and IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) was up 3.88% or 108.0 points to 2890.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ), which lost 3.96% or 125.0 points to trade at 3035.0 in late trade. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) declined 2.97% or 18.9 points to end at 618.0 and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ) shed 2.51% or 42.0 points to 1632.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1842 to 1740 and 208 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.32.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.09% or 0.05 to $58.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $64.20 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.50% or 7.75 to trade at $1542.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 110.04, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 122.61.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.095.
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