The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T:4578), which rose 5.53% or 287.0 points to trade at 5478.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523) added 3.17% or 226.0 points to end at 7364.0 and The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:9503) was up 2.13% or 32.5 points to 1555.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004), which fell 9.08% or 360.0 points to trade at 3605.0 at the close. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301) declined 7.93% or 116.0 points to end at 1347.0 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T:6952) was down 7.75% or 137.0 points to 1631.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1743 to 1576 and 256 ended unchanged.
Shares in Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.17% or 226.0 to 7364.0.
Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.24% or 0.16 to $67.86 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.19% or 0.14 to hit $74.00 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 7.40 to trade at $1325.60 a troy ounce.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 90.84./investing.com