At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.04% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301), which rose 8.83% or 120.0 points to trade at 1479.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004) added 5.99% or 138.0 points to end at 2441.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:6857) was up 5.45% or 450.0 points to 8710.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602), which fell 6.73% or 300.0 points to trade at 4155.0 at the close. Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (T:9532) declined 3.78% or 82.0 points to end at 2089.0 and Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (T:9503) was down 3.74% or 39.5 points to 1017.5.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1992 to 1524 and 222 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.48.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.71% or 0.38 to $53.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.71% or 0.40 to hit $56.98 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.92% or 17.00 to trade at $1861.20 a troy ounce.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 89.903.