At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.27%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Seiko Epson Cor (TYO:6724), which rose 8.76% or 171.00 points to trade at 2,123.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:9107) added 7.53% or 660.00 points to end at 9,430.00 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631) was up 7.50% or 230.00 points to 3,295.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (TYO:9531), which fell 2.75% or 73.00 points to trade at 2,584.00 at the close. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:9007) declined 2.59% or 46.00 points to end at 1,731.00 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:9501) was down 2.57% or 13.00 points to 493.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2469 to 1055 and 237 ended unchanged.
Shares in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:9107) rose to 5-year highs; up 7.53% or 660.00 to 9,430.00. Shares in Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:9007) fell to 5-year lows; down 2.59% or 46.00 to 1,731.00.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.51% to 23.10.
Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.61% or 0.67 to $109.22 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.46% or 0.51 to hit $111.53 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.83 to trade at $1,844.03 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.18% to 128.04, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 135.41.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 102.95.