At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.54%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ), which rose 18.52% or 150.0 points to trade at 960.0 at the close. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) added 11.21% or 92.0 points to end at 913.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ) was up 9.53% or 148.0 points to 1701.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ), which lost 7.39% or 229.0 points to trade at 2871.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 4.41% or 87.0 points to end at 1886.0 and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) shed 3.88% or 44.0 points to 1090.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2490 to 1037 and 206 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.38.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.52% or 0.29 to $56.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.20% or 0.12 to hit $59.12 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 8.35 to trade at $1799.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 105.50, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 126.20.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.523.
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