At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.63%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sony Corp (T:6758), which rose 3.70% or 153.0 points to trade at 4290.0 at the close. Meanwhile, DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432) added 3.27% or 79.0 points to end at 2497.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602) was up 3.12% or 105.0 points to 3475.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101), which fell 2.85% or 6.0 points to trade at 204.5 at the close. Trend Micro Inc. (T:4704) declined 2.12% or 120.0 points to end at 5550.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) was down 1.42% or 6.0 points to 417.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2278 to 936 and 263 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.78% to 13.36.
Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.51% or 0.23 to $44.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.38% or 0.18 to hit $47.19 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.33% or 4.16 to trade at $1252.34 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 111.04, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 124.30.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.89.
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