At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.62%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 6.02% or 1000.0 points to trade at 17610.0 at the close. Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ) added 4.46% or 185.0 points to end at 4335.0 and Keio Corp. (T: 9008 ) was up 4.24% or 270.0 points to 6640.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 5.74% or 19.0 points to trade at 312.0 in late trade. Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ) declined 2.93% or 71.0 points to end at 2356.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) shed 2.86% or 119.0 points to 4047.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2540 to 1028 and 164 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 10.72% to 21.69.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.10% or 0.05 to $51.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $60.28 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.01% or 0.15 to trade at $1241.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 113.38, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 128.30.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.863.
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