At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.65%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ), which rose 5.89% or 250.0 points to trade at 4495.0 at the close. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) added 5.16% or 77.0 points to end at 1569.0 and Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) was up 5.09% or 448.0 points to 9250.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd. (T: 8355 ), which lost 6.77% or 72.0 points to trade at 992.0 in late trade. Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ) declined 5.51% or 29.0 points to end at 497.0 and Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ) shed 4.01% or 106.0 points to 2538.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2203 to 1311 and 173 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.30% to 22.60.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.06% or 0.60 to $57.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.60% or 0.40 to hit $67.16 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.11% or 1.40 to trade at $1221.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 112.79, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 128.85.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.22.
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