At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.08% to hit a new 6-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which rose 5.58% or 185.0 points to trade at 3500.0 at the close. Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ) added 4.35% or 119.0 points to end at 2853.0 and The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. (T: 8750 ) was up 4.30% or 95.0 points to 2302.3 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which lost 2.48% or 1430.0 points to trade at 56230.0 in late trade. The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ) declined 2.16% or 36.0 points to end at 1632.5 and Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) shed 1.83% or 2.0 points to 107.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2726 to 720 and 190 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.54% to 16.96.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.32% or 0.22 to $69.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.20% or 0.16 to hit $79.19 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 5.50 to trade at $1208.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 112.39, while EUR/JPY rose 0.42% to 131.66.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.92.
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