At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.95%.
The best performers 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. Meanwhile, 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.
The worst performers of the session were Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602), which fell 2.08% or 90.0 points to trade at 4245.0 at the close. Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T:2282) declined 1.98% or 85.0 points to end at 4215.0 and Nomura Holdings Inc (T:8604) was down 0.95% or 3.5 points to 363.2.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2500 to 978 and 242 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.59.
Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.07% or 0.04 to $56.26 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $63.26 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.62% or 8.85 to trade at $1418.05 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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