At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.31% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301), which rose 5.16% or 92.0 points to trade at 1876.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujikura Ltd. (T:5803) added 3.70% or 30.0 points to end at 840.0 and Trend Micro Inc. (T:4704) was up 3.57% or 220.0 points to 6390.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T:8630), which fell 6.88% or 340.0 points to trade at 4599.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:6857) declined 4.07% or 112.0 points to end at 2638.0 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (T:8725) was down 3.96% or 153.0 points to 3715.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1994 to 1392 and 197 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.14% to 14.48.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.45% or 0.32 to $71.69 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.55% or 0.43 to hit $78.94 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.67% or 8.60 to trade at $1282.70 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.52% to 111.35, while EUR/JPY rose 0.30% to 130.77.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 93.81.
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