At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.10% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ), which rose 5.88% or 73.00 points to trade at 1,315.00 at the close. Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ) added 4.19% or 112.00 points to end at 2,788.00 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) was up 4.09% or 226.00 points to 5,748.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 2.22% or 95.00 points to trade at 4,190.00 in late trade. West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) declined 2.15% or 112.00 points to end at 5,107.00 and Eneos Holdings Inc (T: 5020 ) shed 2.06% or 10.10 points to 479.70.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2462 to 1102 and 229 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.87% to 25.03.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.28% or 0.30 to $105.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.04% or 0.04 to hit $109.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.04% or 20.25 to trade at $1,919.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.22% to 123.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 136.15.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 98.90.
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