At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.03%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ), which rose 5.39% or 290.0 points to trade at 5670.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) added 5.13% or 196.0 points to end at 4020.0 and TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) was up 3.62% or 200.0 points to 5720.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. (T: 4272 ), which lost 3.09% or 43.0 points to trade at 1347.0 in late trade. The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. (T: 8750 ) declined 2.54% or 55.3 points to end at 2120.0 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) shed 2.50% or 46.0 points to 1794.5.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2025 to 1311 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.77% to 15.17 a new 3-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.95% or 0.66 to $70.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.84% or 0.63 to hit $75.50 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.13% or 1.70 to trade at $1313.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 109.25, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 130.34.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 92.59.
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