At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.68% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Amada Co., Ltd. (T:6113), which rose 5.22% or 51.0 points to trade at 1028.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kubota Corp. (T:6326) added 4.33% or 89.0 points to end at 2144.5 and Fanuc Corp. (T:6954) was up 3.24% or 775.0 points to 24710.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dentsu Inc. (T:4324), which fell 8.33% or 290.0 points to trade at 3190.0 at the close. Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289) declined 6.13% or 32.0 points to end at 490.0 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:3099) was down 4.97% or 30.0 points to 574.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2177 to 1315 and 212 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.87.
Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.41% or 0.17 to $41.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.43% or 0.19 to hit $43.99 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 5.30 to trade at $1866.90 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 105.29, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 123.92.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.082.