At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.38% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 6.66% or 86.0 points to trade at 1377.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) added 6.64% or 66.0 points to end at 1060.0 and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ) was up 5.85% or 130.0 points to 2351.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ), which lost 3.27% or 138.0 points to trade at 4086.0 in late trade. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) declined 2.73% or 77.0 points to end at 2739.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) shed 2.38% or 19.0 points to 781.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2174 to 1281 and 239 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.37% to 16.18.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.34% or 0.21 to $61.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.50% or 0.35 to hit $69.05 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.05 to trade at $1293.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 111.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 125.42.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.890.
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