At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.93%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which rose 7.43% or 15.4 points to trade at 222.6 at the close. Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) added 4.46% or 34.0 points to end at 797.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) was up 3.98% or 21.0 points to 549.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which lost 1.96% or 2.0 points to trade at 100.0 in late trade. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) declined 1.57% or 65.0 points to end at 4070.0 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) shed 1.32% or 5.0 points to 372.5.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2297 to 751 and 312 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.88% to 18.30.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.40% or 0.19 to $47.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.34% or 0.17 to hit $50.73 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.24% or 2.95 to trade at $1244.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.33% to 111.30, while EUR/JPY rose 0.23% to 119.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 99.71.
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