At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.79%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ), which rose 5.71% or 220.0 points to trade at 4075.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 5.66% or 210.0 points to end at 3920.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 4.86% or 121.0 points to 2609.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which lost 2.87% or 149.0 points to trade at 5041.0 in late trade. Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) declined 1.59% or 86.0 points to end at 5334.0 and Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ) shed 1.48% or 100.0 points to 6670.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2342 to 1209 and 196 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.41 a new 3-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.03% or 0.63 to $60.82 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.09% or 0.71 to hit $64.15 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.85 to trade at $1727.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 110.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 129.99.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 93.080.
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