At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.74%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ), which rose 4.29% or 31.0 points to trade at 754.0 at the close. NH Foods Ltd (T: 2282 ) added 3.59% or 155.0 points to end at 4470.0 and Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ) was up 3.22% or 115.0 points to 3690.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 4.50% or 115.0 points to trade at 2441.0 in late trade. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) declined 2.83% or 71.0 points to end at 2435.0 and Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) shed 2.59% or 178.0 points to 6683.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2108 to 1455 and 236 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.90.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.64% or 0.53 to $83.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.56% or 0.48 to hit $86.54 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.70 to trade at $1821.20 a troy ounce.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 95.115.
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