At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.01% to hit a new 52-week high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were GS Yuasa Corp. (T: 6674 ), which rose 4.02% or 89.0 points to trade at 2304.0 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) added 3.80% or 109.0 points to end at 2975.0 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) was up 3.57% or 15.0 points to 435.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which lost 2.55% or 12.0 points to trade at 459.0 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) declined 2.08% or 101.0 points to end at 4755.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) shed 0.93% or 7.0 points to 744.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2382 to 1143 and 255 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.37.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.41% or 0.78 to $55.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.11% or 0.67 to hit $61.16 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.48% or 7.05 to trade at $1465.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.07% to 109.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 120.78.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 98.225.
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