At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.95%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 6.53% or 87.0 points to trade at 1419.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 5.31% or 18.0 points to end at 357.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) was up 4.45% or 42.0 points to 986.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ), which lost 2.08% or 90.0 points to trade at 4245.0 in late trade. Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ) declined 1.98% or 85.0 points to end at 4215.0 and Nomura Holdings Inc (T: 8604 ) shed 0.95% or 3.5 points to 363.2.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2500 to 978 and 242 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.59.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.09% or 0.05 to $56.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $63.27 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.63% or 8.95 to trade at $1417.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.26% to 108.14, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 121.02.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 97.157.
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