At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.33%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 4.32% or 14.0 points to trade at 338.0 at the close. Nomura Holdings Inc (T: 8604 ) added 3.74% or 13.2 points to end at 365.8 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) was up 3.42% or 115.0 points to 3480.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which lost 2.93% or 38.0 points to trade at 1261.0 in late trade. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) declined 1.93% or 21.0 points to end at 1067.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) shed 1.75% or 90.0 points to 5050.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2229 to 1253 and 233 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.77% to 17.16 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.13% or 0.60 to $53.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.66% or 0.41 to hit $62.70 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.00% or 0.05 to trade at $1329.35 a troy ounce.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.653.
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