At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.55%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 7.21% or 116.0 points to trade at 1725.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T:7752) added 5.75% or 67.0 points to end at 1232.0 and Yamaha Corp. (T:7951) was up 5.71% or 340.0 points to 6290.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432), which fell 10.06% or 235.0 points to trade at 2100.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) declined 6.61% or 32.0 points to end at 452.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) was down 6.36% or 215.0 points to 3165.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2220 to 1300 and 225 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.48.
Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.77% or 0.50 to $65.40 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.78% or 0.53 to hit $68.81 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.75 to trade at $1834.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.39% to 109.03, while EUR/JPY rose 0.34% to 132.43.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.278.