At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.18% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ), which rose 16.52% or 374.0 points to trade at 2638.0 at the close. GS Yuasa Corp. (T: 6674 ) added 5.52% or 30.0 points to end at 573.0 and Okuma Corp. (T: 6103 ) was up 5.28% or 55.0 points to 1097.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ), which lost 2.73% or 39.00 points to trade at 1391.00 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) declined 1.74% or 9.0 points to end at 508.5 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) shed 1.59% or 7.0 points to 432.5.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2531 to 732 and 192 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 20.34% to 15.31.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.48% or 0.23 to $47.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.45% or 0.24 to hit $53.60 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 4.52 to trade at $1331.18 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.29% to 109.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.34% to 131.21.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 91.84.
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