TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks hit a fresh 25-year high on Monday in choppy trade as gains in financial shares and large cap stocks offset falls in real estate and construction companies, with Obayashi Corp 1802.T diving more than 7 percent.
Obayashi tumbled after reports it had been raided by prosecutors investigating what media reports said were allegations that the construction firm had rigged bids for Japan's magnetic levitation train line. Nikkei share average .N225 ended 0.6 percent higher at 22,938.73, the highest closing level since early 1992, after trading mostly flat in the morning.
The construction sector .ICNST.T fell 1.2 percent and was the worst performer.
The broader Topix .TOPX gained 0.5 percent to 1,813.34.
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