At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.49% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (T: 8729 ), which rose 16.86% or 348.0 points to trade at 2412.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 7.88% or 39.0 points to end at 534.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) was up 7.49% or 145.0 points to 2082.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which lost 2.75% or 127.0 points to trade at 4494.0 in late trade. Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) declined 2.69% or 81.0 points to end at 2934.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) shed 1.84% or 42.0 points to 2246.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2726 to 901 and 151 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 30.67.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.14% or 0.36 to $32.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.18% or 0.41 to hit $35.22 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1734.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 107.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.36% to 117.51.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 99.498.
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