At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.15%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 6.69% or 178.0 points to trade at 2838.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ) added 5.92% or 232.5 points to end at 4159.5 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ) was up 5.18% or 107.0 points to 2173.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ), which lost 6.64% or 78.0 points to trade at 1096.0 in late trade. Japan Tobacco Inc (T: 2914 ) declined 5.98% or 210.0 points to end at 3301.0 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4005 ) shed 4.06% or 29.5 points to 697.5.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2217 to 1208 and 156 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 51.69% to 31.02 a new 52-week high.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.77% or 0.49 to $63.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.88% or 0.59 to hit $67.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 4.10 to trade at $1333.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.44% to 109.07, while EUR/JPY fell 0.32% to 135.14.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 89.41.
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