At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.04%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 6.61% or 68.0 points to trade at 1096.0 at the close. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) added 5.95% or 169.0 points to end at 3010.0 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) was up 5.08% or 260.0 points to 5375.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ), which lost 3.22% or 90.0 points to trade at 2706.5 in late trade. Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T: 2501 ) declined 3.13% or 100.0 points to end at 3100.0 and Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ) shed 1.47% or 70.0 points to 4685.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1873 to 1464 and 233 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 6.16% to 20.72.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.22% or 0.14 to $63.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.19% or 0.13 to hit $67.16 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.00 to trade at $1334.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 106.93, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 131.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 89.67.
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