At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.96% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T:8630), which rose 4.67% or 202.0 points to trade at 4529.0 at the close. Meanwhile, J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:3086) added 4.61% or 66.0 points to end at 1497.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was up 4.11% or 91.5 points to 2316.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5201), which fell 1.54% or 65.0 points to trade at 4165.0 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T:6502) declined 1.25% or 4.0 points to end at 315.5 and The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:5631) was down 0.49% or 13.0 points to 2615.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2702 to 615 and 176 ended unchanged.
Shares in NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T:8630) rose to 52-week highs; up 4.67% or 202.0 to 4529.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.51% to 14.09.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.34% or 0.17 to $50.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $55.52 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.10% or 1.29 to trade at $1312.09 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 111.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.36% to 133.85.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 91.70.