At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.18% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Okuma Corp. (T: 6103 ), which rose 8.29% or 520.0 points to trade at 6790.0 at the close. Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) added 6.74% or 220.0 points to end at 3485.0 and West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) was up 6.53% or 506.0 points to 8256.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which lost 14.43% or 65.0 points to trade at 385.5 in late trade. TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) declined 11.76% or 730.0 points to end at 5480.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) shed 10.59% or 199.0 points to 1681.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1908 to 1461 and 193 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.60% to 16.16.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.51% or 0.35 to $68.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.63% or 0.47 to hit $74.22 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.72% or 9.50 to trade at $1309.70 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 109.52, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 131.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 91.94.
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