At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.55% to hit a new 52-week high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 15.30% or 1000.0 points to trade at 7534.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) added 4.06% or 72.5 points to end at 1859.5 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) was up 3.75% or 36.0 points to 996.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ), which lost 4.35% or 36.5 points to trade at 801.9 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 2.94% or 123.0 points to end at 4067.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) shed 2.59% or 19.0 points to 714.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1923 to 1556 and 268 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.47.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.63% or 0.35 to $55.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.43% or 0.26 to hit $60.91 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.85 to trade at $1492.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 108.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 121.14.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 97.132.
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